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History of Boxing - Michael Heatley; Ian Welch;

Select Editions, 1997, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.

Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs, charts and tables. From the cover: “Some sports have evolved over time from something quite different, while others like rugby owe their genesis to a change of rules in an existing game. Still more, though fewer in number, were invented from scratch, like basketball, yet few sports can boast as long a history as boxing. Unarmed combat is as old as mankind itself, making boxing and wrestling two of the longest-lived sports that still exist today. History of Boxing looks at this colourful and eventful story before examining in greater detail the top names in the sport people like Muhammad Ali, ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler, ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson, George Foreman, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson and Prince Naseem. Many of these great champions Ali, the Spinks brothers, Foreman had made their way through the amateur ranks to professionalism by way of the Olympics, a world stage that was clearly crucial in bringing promising^ youngsters into the sport.”
Size: 11¼" x 8¾"
Number of Pages: 192
ISBN: 1856484254