Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Noble Art of Heavyweight Boxing
Ralph Oates


A trip through the history of the heavyweight genre, from the last thrilling bareknuckle contest in 1889 between champion John L. Sullivan and challenger Jake Kilrain through to modern times. It covers key fights and boxing greats such as Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Lennox Lewis, and others.

Paperback, 224pp, illus
Robert Hale, 2015
ISBN 9780719817434