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Dandy A Jewish Boxer S Journey From Russian Immigrant To Boxing Champion

Author : Daniel P. Joseph
ISBN : 9780615523583
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Moishe Josofsky was an eight-year-old Jew when he and his family came to America in 1911 to escape the pogroms of Russia and the Czar's rule. Following in the footsteps of his brother, Moishe entered the boxing arena as Dandy Dillon and at the tender age of seventeen became a boxing champion.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Boxing Champion

Author : Sean L. Glenn
ISBN : 9781469117287
Genre : Fiction
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This fictional novel is about a Black couple where the husband and wife are Certified Public Accountants, who owns a Accounting Firm named Reggie Super Quick Baines And Diane Baines and they have two children named Reggie Baines Jr., and Brenda Baines. The Husband turns professional boxer and is very energetic and trains hard to win The World Welterweight Boxing title.
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The First Black Boxing Champions

Author : Colleen Aycock
ISBN : 9780786461882
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This volume presents fifteen chapters of biography of African American and black champions and challengers of the early prize ring. They range from Tom Molineaux, a slave who won freedom and fame in the ring in the early 1800s; to Joe Gans, the first African American world champion; to the flamboyant Jack Johnson, deemed such a threat to white society that film of his defeat of former champion and “Great White Hope” Jim Jeffries was banned across much of the country. Photographs, period drawings, cartoons, and fight posters enhance the biographies. Round-by-round coverage of select historic fights is included, as is a foreword by Hall-of-Fame boxing announcer Al Bernstein.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Boxing

Author : R. G. Allanson-Winn
ISBN : HARVARD:HN5RRZ
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Box To Box

Author : Curtis Woodhouse
ISBN : 9781471147746
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Even by boxing's standards, Curtis Woodhouse's story is truly remarkable' Ricky Hatton 'As brutally honest as it is gripping, amusing and illuminating' Donald McRae 'A pulsating page-turner of a book' Mail on Sunday The football world is filled with stories of talented young footballers who have thrown it all away before drifting into obscurity. Similarly, the tale of an ageing boxer who won the title against the odds is so familiar it has become a cliche. But put the two stories together and you've got something special: wasted footballers simply don't become boxing champions - at least they didn't before Curtis Woodhouse. Woodhouse had been destined for greatness. At the age of 17 he made his debut for his local club, Sheffield United, and quickly went from earning £42 a week to £4000 a week. Suddenly he felt like a rock star, and began living like one - which didn't help his football. Initially, there wasn't a problem, and he earned four England Under-21 caps, playing alongside the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. As his drinking increased and he began getting involved in fights, he was sold to Birmingham City at 20 and saw his wages double - but so did his problems. After a brawl, he was sentenced to 250 hours' community service, and when he finally reached the Premier League he ended up playing against Liverpool while still drunk. He'd fallen out of love with the game. After another transfer, manager Barry Fry suggested he take up boxing to provide an outlet for his anger, and a new passion was born. While still playing football, he became determined to make it as a boxer, and endured a long, hard battle to develop the skills to give him a chance, and in September 2006 he made his professional debut. With his father on his deathbed, Woodhouse made a promise: he would win a British title. On 22 February 2014, he got his chance against Darren Hamilton - 'I knew I wouldn't lose.' Packed with brilliant stories and searingly honest insight, Box to Box shows how anyone can achieve their dreams - if they work hard enough. 'This tale...will have you teary one moment and in fits of laughter the next. A must read' Daily Star
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Boxing Heavyweight Championship Quiz Book

Author : Philip Solomon
ISBN : 9781910295496
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Do you enjoy watching heavyweight boxing? Are you familiar with the many British names associated with this exciting sport? Would you like to find out more about the UK’s heavyweight champions, past and present, and all those who have battled to win this title? If you answered yes to any of these question, you are certain to enjoy this new quiz book all about British involvement in heavyweight boxing. Which British fighter fought for the world title in 1966 and was defeated in London and who was his opponent? In what year, and against which giant, did David Haye win the world title? To whom and in what round did Frank Bruno lose the WBC title in 1996? The answers to these and many more challenging questions can all be found in The Boxing Heavyweight Championship Quiz Book. This book will take you back to the early days of bare knuckle fighting right through to the current contenders for the boxing heavyweight championship title and is a must-have for all boxing fans of all ages.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Historical Dictionary Of Boxing

Author : John Grasso
ISBN : 9780810878679
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport. More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others from Europe, Asia and Latin America, and there are also entries on the major boxing countries as well. Plus entries on the rules, on the organizations, and on the technical terminology and jargon you have to know just to follow the bouts. The introduction provides a broad view of boxing’s history while the chronology traces events from 688 B.C. to 2012 A.D. Not all that much has been written on boxing that is not ephemeral, but much of that literature can be found in the bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of boxing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Australian Boxing World Champions

Author : Brian S. Ingram
ISBN : 9781477107317
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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I was born in Sydney Australia, educated at Borromeo, Holy Cross College and Malvina High School at Ryde. Boxing was a passion from a very early age that only an enthusiast would understand or appreciate. An involvement of over 50 years, at all levels from an amateur boxer to trainer and official. Married with three sons and one granddaughter, I am a part-time writer of short stories and record books. A martial artist in the Korean forms of Hapkido and Kumdo, obtaining Black Belt levels. Now semi retired I fi nd it important to give as much back as I have received from life, with gratitude.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Gentleman Boxer

Author : Ion Grumeza
ISBN : 9781477257920
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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And the winner is...JOE GRIMM! He scored 24 KOs in a row and was never knocked out. He was a winner in the ring, and a winner in life. This is the story of a bantam boxer, his chaperoning older brother, and the time in which they lived. It is the 1920s, and there are boxing clubs in nearly every city in America. Joe Grimm weighs 118 pounds and is flat-footedbut he has a punch and a KO record that draw leading managers to add Joe to their stables. He trains in the same gym as Jim Braddock, the future Cinderella Man. Joes awesome winning streak is interrupted when he and his brother are called home. He leaves the arenas with their cheering crowds and works as a butcher in his grocery shop bought with ring money for his family. Now the character traits that made him a boxing wonder make him a success in business. The Gentleman Boxer captures the excitement and hope of an era when anything was possible and anyone could become a heroor a champion. It is a tribute to the thousands of forgotten bantam prizefighters in the Golden Age of Boxing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Indian Champions

Author : Chitra Garg
ISBN : 8170288525
Genre : Athletes
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Short biography of eminent Indian sportspersons.
Category: Athletes

Milwaukee S Bronzeville 1900 1950

Author : Paul H. Geenen
ISBN : 0738540617
Genre : History
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With the migration of African American sharecroppers to northern cities in the first half of the 20th century, the African American population of Milwaukee grew from fewer than 1,000 in 1900 to nearly 22,000 by 1950. Most settled around a 12-block area along Walnut Street that came to be known as Milwaukee's Bronzeville, a thriving residential, business, and entertainment community. Barbershops, restaurants, drugstores, and funeral homes were started with a little money saved from overtime pay at factory jobs or extra domestic work taken on by the women. Exotic nightclubs, taverns, and restaurants attracted a racially mixed clientele, and daytime social clubs sponsored "matinees" that were dress-up events featuring local bands catering to neighborhood residents. Bronzeville is remembered by African American elders as a good place to grow up--times were hard, but the community was tight.
Category: History

Freddie Welsh

Author : Gareth Harris
ISBN : OCLC:57431529
Genre : Boxers (Sports)
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Category: Boxers (Sports)

Floyd Patterson

Author : W. K. Stratton
ISBN : 9780151014309
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Documents the inspiring story of the civil rights activist, Olympic gold medalist and history's youngest World Heavyweight Champion, placing his career against a backdrop of boxing's golden age while analyzing misunderstood aspects of his character. By the author of Boxing Shadows. 30,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women Boxers

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ISBN : 1611923360
Genre : Women boxers
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Combining the artistry of photographer Delilah Montoya with an informative introduction written by professor and librarian Maria Teresa Marquez, Women Boxers: The New Warriors explores the world of las malcriadas, those women who challenge society's views of femininity, violence, and physicality. Montoya's photographs profile twelve powerful, devoted athletes who are taking advantage of the Women's Movement and the right to live, work, and box in a man's world. The boxers featured are from all over the United States, and include super bantamweight Jackie Chavez, holder of the IFBA Super Bantamweight Title, light middleweight Akondaye "Storm" Fountain, welterweight Christy "Coalminer's Daughter" Martin, and lightweight Mia "The Knockout" St. John, holder of the IBA Women's Lightweight Title and the IFBA Lightweight World Title. The introductory essay succinctly traces the phenomenon of women boxers, noting that as early as 1728 boxing matches between women were reported in London newspapers. Since 1997, women's amateur boxing competitions have been held in Europe, Africa, and Asia; countries such as Egypt, India and Kazakhstan are among 28 countries represented in women's boxing organizations. And women's amateur boxing may be sanctioned soon for the first time as an Olympic sport. In spite of the increased popularity of women's boxing, it remains controversial. Many still believe that women boxers are simply women who make a living by selling their bodies. Women boxers struggle to get televised matches and suitable prize money, and many boxing promoters refuse to support fights between female boxers. With an essay by C. Ondine Chavoya tracing Montoya's artistic career, this is a rareand fascinating look at the sport of women's boxing.
Category: Women boxers

When Boxing Was Like Ridiculously Racist

Author : Ian Carey
ISBN : 9781456613150
Genre : Social Science
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This is the story of the lineage of Boxing's World Heavyweight Championship from 1882-1915 and how it explains a cultural attitude toward race and identity in that era. The first true national and international sports celebrities were boxers in the late 1800s. Soon after the abolishment of slavery in the United States the first World Champions of the sport were crowned. As the Champion of the World these boxing heavyweights were held on a pedestal of athletic dominance, and in the eyes of some white Americans, and many of those in the boxing community, these champions had to be white, anything else would challenge the belief of white Anglo-saxon superiority that many white Americans were clinging to at the time. It is the story of the symbol of the World Champion during that period and what it meant in society. It's also a story about a bunch of tough, bad-ass guys from over a hundred years ago that used to beat each other up.
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Boxing In America An Autopsy

Author : David L. Hudson Jr.
ISBN : 9780313379734
Genre : History
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This book presents a sweeping view of boxing in the United States and the influence of the sport on American culture. • Includes information from the early "bare knuckles" era of boxing up to modern-day stars and matchups, presenting the history of boxing in a chronological fashion
Category: History

The Boxer

Author : Anna Katherine Nicholas
ISBN : 0866220283
Genre : Pets
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Traces the history of the breed, tells how to select, feed, train, and care for a boxer, and provides information on shows, breeding standards, and travel considerations.
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Champion

Author : Stephen Deutsch
ISBN : 1913491005
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In 1988, Dave Thomas was an unemployed plumber in Gloucester with a seemingly impossible dream: to enter the world of fashion. He moved to London, worked weekends as a café dishwasher and evenings as a toilet attendant in a West End nightclub, and in every spare moment he hammered on the doors of fashion editors until one of them finally opened a tiny crack. Thomas seized the chance to be an unpaid dogsbody at Riva magazine, where he worked with legends of style Judy Blame and Isabella Blow and dressed artists like Lisa Stansfield, Boy George, and Kylie Minogue. Soon after, he was hired by Esquire UK and became the youngest fashion editor in the world. He ultimately moved on to edit fashion at Vogue Hommes, Vanity Fair, and Interview, and his work has since been published in a raft of international magazines. In the intervening decades, the business of styling ascended from the pavement to the penthouse. What began as kids playing dress up with ribbons and safety pins evolved into the backbone of a multibillion-dollar style and clothing industry. And Thomas, now one of Hollywood's most successful stylists, rose along with it. Covering more than thirty years of fashion and celebrity, Vanity Project traces the evolution of celebrity styling from the streets of London in the 1980s to the red carpets of Hollywood today. Featuring interviews conducted by Boy George alongside 250 full-color images, the book gives readers a behind-the-curtain look at more than three decades' worth of glamour and tantrums, friendships and rivalries, and the surprisingly hard graft of celebrity styling.
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