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The Resource Kings of the ring : the history of heavyweight boxing, Gavin Evans

Kings of the ring : the history of heavyweight boxing, Gavin Evans

Label
Kings of the ring : the history of heavyweight boxing
Title
Kings of the ring
Title remainder
the history of heavyweight boxing
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Kings of the Ring' chronologically profiles each of the modern era's bareknuckle and heavyweight title holders since 1866, recapturing the great boxing moments through biographies and photographs of famous big fights.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Gavin
Dewey number
796.830922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1131
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boxing
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Biography
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Boxing
Summary expansion
This stylishly written, meticulously researched and richly illustrated book chronicles the history of heavyweight boxing through the lives of its champions, among them: the 18th-century Englishmen who battled bare fist, often in secret locations, backed by aristocratic patrons; the American John L Sullivan, last bare knuckle and first gloved champion - an eccentric drunk who would 'lick any man in the house' as long as their skin was white; Jack Dempsey, whose ferocious aggression attracted the first $1 million gate and Joe Louis, whose 11-year reign was viewed first as a triumph for black America and then as an American triumph; Rocky Marciano, who went through his entire career without defeat and, of course, Muhammad Ali, a man who rose above his own sport and all sport. And from there to the dark and brutal Mike Tyson - a figure hovering between triumph and tragedy - and the enigmatic Lennox Lewis, a champion who retired before it was too late. This is the story of the world heavyweight title-holders, men who have often risen from impoverished beginnings to achieve fame and fortune through the power and artistry of their fists. It is a story not just of fights and fighters, but of what made them into fighting men, of what became of them when their bodies could no longer answer the call, and of the times in which they lived in and the passions and prejudices that moulded their world
Label
Kings of the ring : the history of heavyweight boxing, Gavin Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2005
  • Includes index
Control code
BDZ0007717892
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780297853459
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
Label
Kings of the ring : the history of heavyweight boxing, Gavin Evans
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2005
  • Includes index
Control code
BDZ0007717892
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780297853459
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)

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