Boxiana Volume 1: An Anthology of New Boxing Writing by Luke G. Williams

By Luke G. Williams

Boxiana: quantity 1 is an anthology of by no means earlier than released boxing writing and takes an in-depth examine the sport’s previous, current and destiny. unique, startling and thought-provoking, Boxiana examines pugilistic issues, characters and concerns starting from the non-public to the common, combining specific interview fabric with meticulous study. The book’s clean strategy will either intrigue and pleasure all critical fans of boxing.

Featured in quantity 1: comedian booklet legend Trevor Von Eeden analyses the importance of Jack Johnson; Mario Mungia attempts his hand at novice boxing; Ben Williams uncovers his grandfather’s bareknuckle boxing profession; Matthew Ogborn considers the problems boxers face on retirement; James Hernandez catches up with Jon Thaxton; emerging gentle heavyweight Chris Hobbs recounts his lifestyles within the army and the hoop; Rowland Stone recollects a heady evening in 1992; Corey Quincy makes an attempt to resolve the Wladimir Klitschko conundrum and Luke G. Williams examines the meteoric upward thrust of Deontay Wilder and the under-rated occupation of Chris Byrd.

No different boxing anthology can fit Boxiana’s eclectic diversity of material, or its in-depth exam of concerns and characters from boxing’s earlier, current and destiny.

Boxiana will attract enthusiasts of grownup boxing and activities, in addition to scholars of activities and boxing historical past.

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