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post Dec 24 2009, 07:27 AM
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Hey guys,

I'm currently on winter break from classes for the next few weeks and I'm wondering what are some boxing books/biographies/ documentaries ETC that u all recommend????? I've currently borrowed 4 boxing books from the library and am nearly done the first of the four: American Son- Oscar De La Hoya's biography. So far, I've enjoyed the book, it's a decent read however alot of it doesn't seem authentic to me. Not bad though..As of now, I'm trying to get my hand on Duran's biography.

What do y'all recommend as great boxing books to read?????
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post Dec 24 2009, 07:41 AM
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I've heard that "The Devil and Sonny Liston" is a great read.
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post Dec 24 2009, 07:44 AM
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Kassim Ouma's movie I heard is very good..

"Being Sugar Ray" is a great book...(Sugar Ray Robinson)

Jack Johnson Unforgivable Blackness...

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post Dec 24 2009, 08:03 AM
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Thanks guys, I've had a hard time finding Kassim Ouma's movie but I look forward to watching it when i get a hold of it!

Keep the books coming I wanna make a nice list hopefully I can make a new years resolution out of it!
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post Dec 24 2009, 03:46 PM
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........I see the rest of u motherf*ckers don't read!!!!!!









...lol jk.
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post Dec 24 2009, 04:16 PM
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I'm going to check my past Ring issues in which there is a section where they recommend boxing books. One that I wanted to buy was Box Like the Pros written by Joe Frazier and William Dettloff from Ring.
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post Dec 24 2009, 08:14 PM
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Emile Griffith "Ring of Fire" i think it's called was pretty good.
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post Dec 24 2009, 09:37 PM
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"King of the World" - David Remnick

"Dark Trade" - Donald McRae

"The Fight" - Norman Mailer

"Buttercups and Strong Boys" - William Plummer

"Shadow Box" - George Plimpton

"Body & Soul" - Loic Wacquant (VERY academic)

ANYTHING by Katherine Dunn

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post Dec 24 2009, 09:39 PM
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"Shadowboxers" is one of the best boxing documentaries I've ever seen.
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post Dec 25 2009, 10:57 AM
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"The Professional" by WC Heinz is a great read.
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