Knockout: The Art of Boxing

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Palace Publishing Group, LP, 2007 - Photography - 312 pages
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Ken Regan was a young photographer in 1964 when he covered Muhammad Ali's first fight: his historic victory over Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. Afterward, the young photographer embarked on a life-long love affair with the sport of boxing.

For the next four decades, Regan would go on to chronicle the greatest fights and the greatest fighters of the age. His extraordinary photogrpaphs include many of the most enduring images ever created in the annals of boxing, as well as portraits of notable trainers, managers, promoters, writers, and the whole panoply of celebrities associated with the sport. Featuring some of the greatest ring action in boxing history, Knockout takes us from sparring sessions and press conferences to weigh-ins and post-fight sessions.

Knockout also features Regan's compelling stories and firsthand accounts of his amazing photographic journey into the heart of boxing. Beginning with his early magazine work shooting prizefights and throughout the following decades, Regan developed close personal friendships with some ofthe greatest fighters. Regan captures intimate moments showing fighters with their families at home and on the road. With numerous black-and-white and color images, many of them seen here for the first time, Knockout is destined to be one of the most celebrated books ever published on the subject of boxing.

Foreword by Norman Mailer, preface by Budd Schulberg, afterword by Chris Murray.

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About the author (2007)

KEN REGAN, a photojournalist for more than 40 years, has been published in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Time, and Paris Match.

CHRIS MURRAY is the founder of Govinda Gallery in Washington D.C.

BUDD SCHULBERG is the author of the best-selling novels What Makes Sammy Run and The Harder They Fall, and the Academy Award-winning screenplay for On The Waterfront.

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