No sport is as rife with anger and lust, hope and happiness as the cruel but strangely beautiful world of professional boxing. After 26 years of photographing world-class boxers inside and out of the ring, James A. Fox has experienced every angle of this harsh but exhilarating cosmos, and in Boxing, he gives us the opportunity to witness the sport through his insider's eyes.
In 180 powerful black-and-white photographs accompanied by brief personal essays, Fox explores the emotional highs and lows of this popular sport. Featured are images of the drudgery of training, the exhilaration of the fight, and the inevitable victory or defeat. Among them are portraits of many of boxing's all-time greats: Muhammad Ali, Carlos Monzon, Roberto Duran, Ken Norton, and Rodrigo Valdes, among others. A selection of nude portraits of the athletes and close-ups of their faces, fists, and physiques celebrate the aesthetics of this intense sport.
This beautifully produced volume will be admired by every boxer and boxing spectator, and anyone with a love for fine photography.