In spite of the fact that it's sometimes thought of as a low sport boxing has made converts of a surprisingly mixed crowd of commentators including ancient philosophers well known reporters famous novelists and even poets The Total Sports Illustrated Book of Boxing brings together the most memorable writings on the sweet science featuring a varied mix of fiction reporting biography and poetry set off by a section of color photos This anthology runs the gamut of boxing lore chronicling the ancient sport through the works of such diverse writers as Nellie Bly Ernest Hemingway Rocky Marciano Joyce Carol Oates Plato Ring Lardner Virgil and dozens of others


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    Revised version of the classic Fireside Book of Boxing edited by WC Heinz Both volumes are well worth owning A later edition of this volume goes under the name The Book of Boxing