‘A Round of Boxing’ is a journey through time looking at the many astonishing feats which have taken place inside the square ring over the years. From the first world heavyweight title fight which took place under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules in 1892 between John L. Sullivan and James J. Corbett to the present time. The Fascinating facts are presented in chronological order in an easy to read way .The features inside the book include not just the world champions but the many other fighters both male and female who have hence put on the gloves and graced the professional and amateur rings during their careers. The many facts include highlights from every weight division from the strawweight to the heavyweight poundage. Details of when the various fight organizations who thus control the sport came in to existence. The book is Illustrated by a number of photographs both action and portrait. A knockout read which the regular and casual follower’s of boxing will find to be of great interest thus adding to their knowledge about the sport.
Ralph Oates is a former amateur boxer and a leading boxing historian. He is the author of nine books on boxing and for 18 years he has contributed articles and quizzes for The British Boxing Board of Control Boxing Yearbook. He has acted has a boxing consultant for the Guinness World Records. Ralph had his own weekly column in an Essex newspaper for almost three years titled 'Boxing Corner' and is currently producing another–'Short Jabs' in a monthly Norfolk paper. Ralph twice produced a question list for a major television quiz show.
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