Box Like the Pros

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Harper Collins, Nov 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages

Former World Heavyweight champion Smokin' Joe Frazier and William Dettloff, senior writer for The Ring magazine, present a complete guide to the fight game – from the history of the sport to how to throw a crushing uppercut and take a punch without flinching.

Drawing from the experiences of one of the masters of the sport, Box Like the Pros is a must–have for anyone pursuing boxing as a hobby or who is interested in training to become a professional boxer. Frazier, with longtime boxing writer William Dettloff, presents a complete introduction to the sport, including the game's history, rules of the ring, how fights are scored, how to spar, the basics of defence and offence, the fighter's workout, a directory of boxing gyms, and much more. Box Like the Pros is an instruction manual, a historical reference tool and an insider's guide to the world's most controversial sport.


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User Review  - mayumikamon - LibraryThing

Great basic info. Joe Frazier has some advice that might make some personal trainers protest but who are you going to believe, some bozo at the gym or the former undisputed world heavyweight champion? Read full review

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User Review  - tthaas - LibraryThing

This is a great outline to a boxing workout; it's usable alone, but best if you combine the listed workout with some time spent with a trainer in the gym (if for no other reason than to have someone check your handwraps!). Read full review


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Smokin' Joe Frazier was an Olympic gold medalist and the world heavyweight champion for three years. His three epic battles with Muhammad Ali -- the last of which was the famed "Thrilla in Manila" -- are legendary. He's a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and author of Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography. He currently trains fighters at the world-famous Joe Frazier's Gym in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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