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The Fearless Harry Greb

Author : Bill Paxton
ISBN : 9781476613833
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The legendary Harry Greb stepped into the ring more than 300 times from 1913 to 1926, defeated opponents who outweighed him by more than 30 pounds, held the middleweight and light heavyweight titles and beat every Hall of Fame boxer he ever fought. Dubbed “the Pittsburgh Windmill” because of his manic, freewheeling style in the ring, Greb also crossed racial lines, taking on all comers regardless of color. An injury in the ring led to Greb’s gradually going blind in one eye and should have ended his career, but he kept his condition secret and fought on. Tragically, the indomitable fighter would be dead by the age of 32, felled by complications during minor surgery. This biography of one of the toughest boxers of all time includes interviews, family recollections, modern doctors’ analyses of Greb’s eye injury and more than 120 rare photographs, as well as a complete fight record and round-by-round descriptions of his most famous fights.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Toy Bulldog

Author : John Jarrett
ISBN : 9781476601342
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is a cradle-to-grave biography of Mickey Walker, former welterweight (1922–1926) and middleweight champion (1926–1931) of the world, one of the greatest fighters in ring history. He fought at a time when boxing was a major sport with only eight championships, and he held two of them over a nine-year period. He fought at a time when each weight division was jammed with good fighters, and he fought them all from welterweight up to heavyweight, frequently being outweighed 20 to 30 pounds. Walker was also a great personality who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was married seven times to four different women, and he cavorted with movie stars and mobsters. When his boxing career ended in 1935, Walker ran saloons in various locations and eventually became an artist of some standing. He died in 1981 at age 79.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Combat Sports An Encyclopedia Of Wrestling Fighting And Mixed Martial Arts

Author : David L. Hudson Jr.
ISBN : 9780313343841
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fistic combat represents the greatest human drama in all of sport. Roman gladiators thrilled citizens and emperors alike when they entered the octagon to face an intense, life-threatening experience. Boxing, the sport of kings, also has its roots in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Banned in 500 A.D. by the Emperor Theodoric, it resurfaced twelve centuries later in England. John Milton praised it as a noble art for building character in young men, and sports writer A.J. Leibling dubbed it the Sweet Science. Many of its major protagonists - men such as Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali - have become transcendent, near-mythic heroes. But boxing is not the only combat sport, and mixed martial arts, in all their ferocious beauty, represent the fastest growing sports genre in the world. Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) has joined boxing in paying seven figures to some of its champions, and draws millions in its pay-per-view events. This book details leading figures in boxing, sumo wrestling, kickboxing, Greco-Roman wrestling, and mixed martial arts (including organizations such as Ultimate Fighting, PRIDE, K-1, Total Combat, and SportFighting). Over 150 entries cover champions, contenders, and other famous combatants from all over the world, as well as legendary promoters, managers, trainers, and events. Also included in this encyclopedia are sidebars on controversies, highlights, brief bios, and other noteworthy events, along with a general timeline. .
Category: Sports & Recreation

Jersey Joe Walcott

Author : James Curl
ISBN : 9780786489633
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Born into extreme poverty in 1914, Jersey Joe Walcott began boxing at the age of 16 to help feed his hungry family. After ten years, without proper training and with little to show for his efforts beyond some frightful beatings, Walcott quit the ring. A chance meeting with a fight promoter who recognized the potential in his iron chin and hard punch turned Walcott’s fortunes around, launching one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history. This biography details Walcott’s youth, his dismal early career, and his legendary climb to become the heavyweight champion of the world at age 37, at the time the oldest man ever to win the coveted title. Along the way, he battled some of the most feared champions of his day, including Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles, and Rocky Marciano. With numerous period photographs and a foreword from Walcott’s grandson, this work provides an intimate look at one of the grittiest, most determined boxers of the 20th century.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Boxing Register

Author : James B. Roberts
ISBN : UOM:39015056916078
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The greatest fighters of all time come to life in the pages of this carefully researched and fully illustrated guide to the sweat science. This book is packed with action, photos, and figures.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tunney

Author : Jack Cavanaugh
ISBN : 9780812967838
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 22.9 MB
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Recounts the life and boxing career of Gene Tunney, an articulate and determined athlete who became the world heavyweight champion after unexpectedly beating the legendary Jack Dempsey.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Give Him To The Angels

Author : James R. Fair
ISBN : UCBK:C055204478
Genre : Boxers (Sports)
File Size : 65.89 MB
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Category: Boxers (Sports)

The International Dictionary Of Sports And Games

Author : John Anthony Cuddon
ISBN : UOM:39015078239343
Genre : Games
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Provides descriptions, synopsis of rules, historical evolution, notable players, events and records pertaining to each sport or game.
Category: Games

A Who S Who Of Sports Champions

Author : Ralph Hickok
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012402306
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 80.5 MB
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Provides information about more than 2,200 Canadian and U.S. athletes at the college, professional, and Olympic levels and covers more than fifty organized competitive sports
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Collier S Encyclopedia

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210168014
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Collier S Encyclopedia

Author : Louis Shores
ISBN : WISC:89116965344
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography

Editor Publisher

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ISBN : UVA:X030730125
Genre : Journalism
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Special sections, such as syndicate directories, annual newspaper linage tabulations, annual directory of interactive products and services, etc., appear as separately paged or issued sections of regular issues.
Category: Journalism

Canadian Periodical Index

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172019372630
Genre : Canadian periodicals
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