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Boxing Biography

Boxing Biography

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...STING LIKE A BEE: THE MUHAMMAD ALI STORY

Boxing biography of Ali. 1st edition. 8vo. Foxing to page edges. Dust wrapper, lightly rubbed. A good copy.

£8.00

ALI IN BRITAIN

The full story of the many visits Ali made to Britain from his bout with Cooper to the Parkinson interview and his fund raising trip to the North East in 1977.  Large 8vo. 160pp. Photographs throughout

£4.00

ALWAYS A FIGHTER - THE STORY OF LEN SHAW

Boxing biography of Len Shaw, a local boxing (and sporting) hero from Sheffield. Paperback. 8vo. 140pp. Very good condition.

£12.00

AMIR KHAN. A BOY FROM BOLTON: MY STORY

Khan tells the story of his rise from the back streets of Bolton to the Olympics and into the world of professional boxing. 8vo. 207pp. 24 pages of photographs. Dust-wrapper, very good. Signed by Khan

£22.00

AMIR KHAN. A BOY FROM BOLTON: MY STORY

Khan tells the story of his rise from the back streets of Bolton to the Olympics and into the world of professional boxing. 8vo. 207pp. 24 pages of photographs. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£4.00

ARCHIE MOORE ...THE OLD MONGOOSE

Authorised biography of American light-heavyweight boxer Archie Moore (1913-98), world champion between 1952 and 1959 and holder of most career knockouts (131). 8vo. 244pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£15.00

THE ARCHIE MOORE STORY

The autobiography of American light-heavyweight boxer Archie Moore (1913-98), world champion between 1952 and 1959 and holder of most career knockouts (131). First UK Edition. 8vo. 240pp. 8 pages of photographs.

£14.00

AS HIGH AS MY HEART: THE SAMMY AARONSON STORY

Biography of Sammy Aaronson, the American boxer, trainer and manager. 8vo. 188pp. Original dust-wrapper, rubbed and chipped with some fading to spine. A very good copy in a fair dust-wrapper.

£28.00

BASSEY ON BOXING

Biography of the Featherweight Champion of 1957 who was the first Nigerian boxing world champion in any class. 1st edition. 8vo. 120pp. 8 pages of photographs. Very good condition in very good laminated

£20.00

BATTLING FOR A TITLE

Autobiography of the great British light-heavyweight. 1st edition. 8vo. Photos. original black boards (no dust-wrapper). Good.

£4.00

BELIEVE - JOURNEY FROM JACKSONVILLE

Boxing autobiography of Ken Norton, the great American heavyweight champion who suffered a series of strokes in later life. Paperback. 8vo. 163pp. Some light creasing but generally in very good condition.

£12.00

BEN CAUNT - THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BARE-KNUCKLE BOXER WHO BECAME CHAMPION OF ENGLAND

Uncommon biography of the Nottinghamshire prize-fighter. Paperback. 8vo. 212pp. Pages 45-65 have come loose (or are coming loose) from the binding. This would seem to be a problem with the quality of the

£40.00

THE BIG PUNCHERS

Boxing book. The heaviest punchers from Wilde to Stevenson. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good in dustwrapper.

£5.00

BILLY MCLEOD: EX-CHAMPION LIGHT-WEIGHT PRIZE-FIGHTER

Biography of the boxer Billy Mcleod who hailed from Ancoats, Manchester, and was mainly active during the 1870s. He fought in the Manchester area against such opponents as Jim Wight and Tom Scattergood,

£120.00

BLACK CHAMPION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JACK JOHNSON

A biography of Jack Johnson, the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World. 8vo. 245pp. 8 pages of photographs, Dust-wrapper, rubbed with closed rear to front. A good copy.

£5.00

BLACK PRINCE PETER - THE ROMANTIC CAREER OF PETER JACKSON

Biography of the famous Australian heavyweight, Peter Jackson, 'The Black Prince', written in the form of a novel. Jackson fought both James Corbett and John Jeffries in the 1890s. 1st edition. 8vo.

£240.00

BLOOD SEASON: TYSON AND THE WORLD OF BOXING

A behind-the-scenes look at the world of Mike Tyson by the boxing reporter for the New Yorks Times. 1st edition. Large 8vo. A fine copy. Signed by the author to the title page with a 'compliments of WBC'

£10.00

BOMBARDIER BILLY WELLS - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BOXING HERO

Boxing biography of Bombardier Billy Wells. Paperback. 8vo. 218pp. Very good condition.

£24.00

BORN TO BE KING - THE RISE OF PRINCE NASEEM HAMED

Early biography of the British boxer Prince Naseem Hamed, with many photographs. Paperback. 4to. 96pp. Good condition.

£5.00

BORN TO BE KING: THE RISE OF PRINCE NASEEM HAMED

Largely pictorial celebration of the British featherweight. 1st edition. 4to. Dustwrapper, lightly rubbed with small closed tear to back cover. Good.

£6.00

BORN TO FIGHT. JOE LOUIS' OWN STORY

Booklet early pictorial autobiography of Joe Louis, published when he was amongst the leading contenders for the heavyweight title following his defeat of Primo Carnera in 1935. Paperback. Large

£85.00

BOX ON: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HARRY GIBBS

Autobiography of the famous British boxing referee Harry Gibbs. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good in dust wrapper.

£5.00

THE BOXER AND THE BANKER

Boxing biography of the American light-heavyweight Billy Conn, including his close relationship with the author, who carved out an impressive career in the world of banking. 8vo. 109pp. Dust-wrapper,

£50.00

BOXING BOOTH - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Boxing biography of Tony Booth, the journeyman boxer from Hull who was jailed for 9 years in 2011. Paperback. 8vo. 191pp. Very good condition.

£30.00

BOXING WAS MY SPORT - THE STORY OF CROYDON BOXERS FROM 1920 - IN WORDS AND PICTURES

A look at some of the great boxers who hailed from Croydon, by one of their own - Tom Fisher (helped by Gilbert Allnutt). Updated edition. Paperback. 8vo. 67pp. Covers lightly rubbed. A good copy.

£20.00

BRANDY FOR HEROES - A BIOGRAPHY OF THE HONORABLE JOHN MORRISSEY, CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT OF AMERICA AND STATE SENATOR

Biography of the Irish American bare-knuckle boxer who died in 1878. 8vo. 282pp. Original red boards with gilt titles, lightly rubbed. A good copy.

£38.00

BROWN BOMBER - THE LIFE STORY OF JOE LOUIS

Paperback. 8vo. 142pp. Illustrated paper wrappers - back wrapper a little creased with repaired tear. Spine chipped to head and tail. A good copy.

£18.00

BUCKS AND BRUISERS: PIERCE EGAN AND REGENCY ENGLAND

The story of the life and writings of journalist Pierce Egan, boxing's first historian, and the writer of Boxiana, the record of the golden age of pugilism. 8vo. xiv + 253pp. Frontispiece, 9 plates.

£8.00

BY GEORGE. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE FOREMAN

Autobiography of the heavyweight boxing champion. First edition. Large 8vo. 262pp. A good copy.

£7.00

CAPTAIN OF THE PUSH

Boxing biography of Larry Foley, the great Australian boxing champion who started out in a street-fighting gang in Sydney - the Rocks Push. In 1879 he became the Australian bare-knuckle champion. 8vo.

£20.00

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