The Sweet Science

Boxing and Boxiana - A Ringside View

Author: A. J. Liebling

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241343216

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3021

Take a ringside seat next to A. J. Liebling at some of the greatest fights in history. Here is Joe Louis's devastating final match; Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback; and Rocky Marciano's rise to heavyweight glory. The heated ringside atmosphere, the artistry of the great boxers and the blows and parries of the classic fights are all vividly evoked in a volume described by Sports Illustrated as 'the best American sports book of all time'. 'A rollicking god among boxing writers ... before Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson were out of diapers, Liebling was taking his readers on excursions through the hidden and often hilarious levels of this bruised subculture ... the Master' Los Angeles Times 'Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm' The New York Times

Lubek's Threelogy, the Sweet Science 2:

Is Rocky, 'The Brockton Blockbuster' 50-0? -Classic Boxing! Ii the Super One - Was It a Murder or Suicide? Iii the History of Reproducing Piano Rolls

Author: Jan Lubek

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490717749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 3116

In my first book, my hero Rocky Marciano & classic boxing are discussed. Me & my grandma Ms. Wanda Nida gave the original idea to create Rocky statue in Brockton. IT WAS NOT WBC/ NO GOOD SULAIMAN FAMILY'S IDEA! In this book you will find out lots of information on Rocky you never knew nor heard before. Special attention is given to Rocky's exhibitions in Asia (especially Japan to entertain the troops) & Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Archie Moore was not the last fighter Rocky faced in the ring in front of the audience because it happened in Rio. Also lots of information on Superfight Rocky had with Ali. Discover Rocky's business ventures, his life during & after boxing. Find out why Bob Baker was supposed to be Rocky's final opponent & so much, much, much more. Bookmark: In my second book Superman George Reeves is covered. Find out who might have killed him. Were Toni & Eddie Mannix behind that? If not, they certainly played a role in his death. Find out who stole George's pet dog. Find out about George's wish to be a pro boxer & wrestler. Find out more about Luger gun that killed George, find out about 26 new Superman episodes George agreed to star in them & direct them, etc . . . Check Out/Bookmark: Superman goofs: In history of reproducing piano rolls I talk about different companies that made piano rolls & reproducing piano rolls at the turn of 20th century. I cover companies such as Duo-Art, Welte-Mignon, Ampico A & B and many others. I cover story of Vorsetzer, a machine with wooden fingers that played the piano, reproducing the sounds of great masters like Paderewski, Saint-Saens, Hofmann & many, many others. Even if they are no longer with us their spirit lives on in these reproducing piano rolls played by their ghosts. Genius never dies my grandma said in Latin: "Dignum laude virum, Musa vetat mori" Goddess Musa does not allow noble & what's or who is immortal to die. Find out about technical aspects of Vorsetzers, Piano-Players, Player-Pianos. It's not the same. Music is art, research this kind of music more in depth. CHECK OUT THESE VERY INTERESTING STORIES & ADVENTURES, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

Boxing's Ten Commandments

Essential Training for the Sweet Science

Author: Alan Lachica,Doug Werner

Publisher: Tracks Publishing

ISBN: 1884654282

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 996

This boxing handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth coaching for serious contenders. Weaving fundamental skills into a progression of drills that hone technique in increasingly complex, demanding, and realistic fighting situations, the handbook aids fighters in developing the reflexes of a complete boxer and teaches the move from a process-and-react mentality to one of seeing-and-reacting. Hundreds of sequential images illustrate vital steps in the progression—from proper stance, effective footwork, and range to defense and counters, the importance of angles, and creating winning strategies.

There Will Always Be Boxing

Another Year Inside the Sweet Science

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610756215

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 350

View: 5154

In 2016, Booklist observed, “Thomas Hauser is a treasure. Whatever he writes is worth reading. Boxing is blessed that he has focused so much of his career on the sweet science.” There Will Always Be Boxing continues this tradition of excellence. A poignant look at Muhammad Ali—whose life was celebrated throughout the world following his death on June 3, 2016—highlights this collection of Hauser’s work. The year’s biggest fights are, as always, put in perspective. And once again, Hauser takes readers behind the scenes, giving them a seat at the table with boxing’s biggest power brokers as he reveals the inner workings of the sport and business of boxing. There Will Always Be Boxing is sure not to disappoint the readers, writers, and critics who look forward to Hauser’s annual collection of articles about the contemporary boxing scene. This collection shows, once again, why Hauser is one of the last real champions of boxing and one of the very best who has ever written about the sport.

Boxing and the Mob

The Notorious History of the Sweet Science

Author: Jeffrey Sussman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538113163

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 709

Boxing and the Mob explores the heavy influence of the mob on boxing in the 1930s through the early 1960s. It profiles boxers such as Abe Attell and Sonny Liston and infamous mobsters including Owney Madden and Frankie Carbo. In addition, this book details many of the most notorious fixed boxing matches in the sport’s history.

The Sweet Science Goes Sour

How Scandal Brought Boxing to Its Knees

Author: Thomas Myler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781553652335

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

View: 6136

A behind-the-scenes look at some of professional boxing's most notorious fights describes the events surrounding several fixed or scandal-ridden matches, from Primo Carnera's tragic manipulation by mobsters to Mike Tyson's infamous ear-bite during his match against Evander Holyfield. Original.

The Arc of Boxing

The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science

Author: Mike Silver

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 9780786438495

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 229

View: 4523

Are today's boxers better than their predecessors, or is modern boxing a shadow of its former self? Boxing historians discuss the socioeconomic and demographic changes that have affected the quality, prominence and popularity of the sport over the past century. Among the interviewees are world-renowned scholars, some of the sport's premier trainers, and former amateur and professional world champions. Chapters cover such topics as the ongoing deterioration of boxer' skills, their endurance, the decline in the number of fights and the psychological readiness of championship-caliber boxers. The strengths and weaknesses of today's superstars are analyzed and compared to those of such past greats as Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack Dempsey and Jake LaMotta.

Boxing Mastery

Advanced Technique, Tactics, and Strategies from the Sweet Science

Author: Mark Hatmaker,Doug Werner

Publisher: Tracks Publishing

ISBN: 1884654215

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2340

This comprehensive manual illustrates and tells how to throw advanced combinations, cut off the ring, fight off the ropes, generate power, corner a foe and how to hit and not get hit. Information is presented through logical, easy-to-follow drills that require just two pairs of gloves and the enthusiasm of a sparring partner.