Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told: Thirty-Six Incredible Tales From The Ring
Jeff Silverman (ed)


This anthology contains some of the best writing available on the ‘sweet science’ of boxing, and illuminates all its literal and symbolic glory. This is a¬†knockout collection of not only the best writing ever penned on boxing, but also stories that relate to the larger human issues the brutal sport has come to embody. Whether the story be about the triumph of a heroic champion, a tragic death in the ring, the shady tactics of fight promoters, or victories against seemingly impossible odds, each story in this varied collection connects powerfully with the reader. This book is the perfect gift for fight fans and non-fight fans alike, and with its allstar lineup of ‘contenders’ throwing ‘haymakers’ and ‘uppercuts’ in every round, it stands as the definitive volume of short stories on this enduring pugilistic pastime.

Paperback, 368pp
Rowman & Littlefield, 2005
ISBN 9781592284795