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Title:
The boxing register : International Boxing Hall of Fame official record book
Author:
Roberts, James B., 1962-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Ithaca, N.Y. : McBooks Press ; Chicago, IL : Distributed to the book trade by Login Trade, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
527 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780935526462
Format :
Book

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Although the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans engaged in bare hand-to-hand combat, boxing became an organized sport with the working classes in England, soon becoming popular with the upper classes and royalty. Boxing has had a colorful and checkered history. This title is THE source of information about boxers and boxing. It has four major parts: pioneers, old-timers, the modern era, and noncombatants (referees, writers, promoters, broadcasters, etc.). The pioneers section provides one-page bibliographies of early boxers and thumbnail sketches of selected bouts. The old-timers section provides more coverage of each boxer's career and highlights their major bouts. The modern era section includes detailed statistical coverage of the bouts, personal lives, and sometimes, evaluative statements about the boxers' careers. Many of the names are readily recognizable. Brief, half-page biographies are provided for support staff. Each entry includes a half-tone illustration. The book is heavily researched, has an extensive bibliography, and is written in an easily accessible style. Included is information about the rules and organization of the sport, the seamy side of boxing, televising fights, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canasota, NY. Recommended where interest and need warrant. S. R. Johnson; formerly, Meridian Community College