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    Default Any Ideas on some good boxing books..?

    Gets pretty quiet at work this time of year so want to get hold of some decent fight books to pass the time.

    Last one i read was - Duran's - Hands of Stone which is a good read.

    Anyone got any reccomendations?


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    i enjoyed calzaghis biography
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    Really?

    Unforgivable blackness is a good one, dark trade is another. Bunces book is supposed to be good, the fixer I think it is.

    Saw that four kings book over Crimbo, didnt pick it up, will do now it has the TKO seal of approval.

    Off topic but Smash you must have read Marching Powder? If not Im told its brilliant, right up your alley
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis View Post
    Really?

    Unforgivable blackness is a good one, dark trade is another. Bunces book is supposed to be good, the fixer I think it is.

    Saw that four kings book over Crimbo, didnt pick it up, will do now it has the TKO seal of approval.

    Off topic but Smash you must have read Marching Powder? If not Im told its brilliant, right up your alley

    Both excellent IMO especially Dark Trade. The Last Great Fight was quite good, its about the Tyson-Douglas fight. I liked Teddy Atlas' book, some interesting things have happened to him, and King of the World by David Remnick was very good also.
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    The Paul Briggs book is amazing
    I have a copy of Fighting Words (Harry Mullan) signed by Harry's brother that he sent me last year :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis View Post
    Really?

    Unforgivable blackness is a good one, dark trade is another. Bunces book is supposed to be good, the fixer I think it is.

    Saw that four kings book over Crimbo, didnt pick it up, will do now it has the TKO seal of approval.

    Off topic but Smash you must have read Marching Powder? If not Im told its brilliant, right up your alley

    Bunces book is awfull.Had it for christmas.

    Its interesting in parts but a lot of the time its total dogs poo!

    The plot is thinner than Steve Bunces hair line and the characters are as beleivebly as Don King.

    Hope Bunce sticks to factual books in future.
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    Loved Harry Otteys , Black Murderers Row captures the 40s.
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    Dark Trade I JUST got off backorder after 8 weeks, can't wait to read it. Unfortunately I'm in the middle of a couple others. I just re-read The Killings of Stanley Ketchel which is excellent. Also very good is Sweet Thunder, Ray Robinson's biography. A Fighter's Heart isn't purely a boxing book but to any fight fan it is my most recommended read. The sequel is also very good.

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    Oh and I have Four Kings too by George Kimball and it is very good and widely available from what I've seen. Hands of Stone is another one that's at every bookstore you go to. Also Teddy Atlas' book is excellent, probably the most entertaining read of any mentioned so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark TKO View Post
    This would be my pick too, not a bad place to start at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amat View Post
    Dark Trade I JUST got off backorder after 8 weeks, can't wait to read it. Unfortunately I'm in the middle of a couple others. I just re-read The Killings of Stanley Ketchel which is excellent. Also very good is Sweet Thunder, Ray Robinson's biography. A Fighter's Heart isn't purely a boxing book but to any fight fan it is my most recommended read. The sequel is also very good.







    Thats one i read a review of and is on the list mate!

    To be honest i've got no interest in the Calzaghe books and similar ones... i tried reading Hattons book and may has well of used it as toilet paper...utter shite!

    If it is solely about a fighter it's gotta be of someone with a mad story to tell..Duran, Lamotta etc.

    Really want ones that expose the darker side of the fight game so theres a few been mentioned in this thread i'll be looking into.

    @ Memphis lol

    To be honest mate i've been keeping my nose well clean of that stuff for most of the year.

    Moved away from those circles (London Club Scene) now and feel so much better for it!!
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    Default Re: Any Ideas on some good boxing books..?

    Dark Trade is an excellent read man, I can definitely throw that in there. Others I'd back after a splendid read are:

    WAR, BABY!! By Kevin Mitchell (Brill read about Benn vs McClellan)

    ROPE BURNS By FX Toole (Great fiction read this one, really enjoyed, collection of four short stories if I remember correct, one used by the film Million Dollar Baby))

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    Default Re: Any Ideas on some good boxing books..?

    Nigel Benn's Autobiography is a great read,i'd recommend that one highly.Calzaghe's is good too but i really enjoyed Benn's after all he is me childhood boxing idol.There's a book a briefly read in me local library called"Tent Boxing"and its all about true facts on prizefighting in Australia.I only read a few pages and it was a really interesting read.

    Yeah Mark TKO is bang on there Four Kings is a great read,i've only read a 1/4 of the book soo far after i've just started to read it after buying it ages ago.

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