Boxing's Strangest Fights: Incredible but true encounters from over 250 years of boxing history

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Pavilion Books, Jun 4, 2015 - Sports & Recreation - 300 pages
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That boxing has always attracted colourful, larger-than-life figures is amply borne out by the bizarre collection of true stories gathered together in this fascinating book.Bringing together the rich history and folklore of the fight game, Graeme Kent, who first became interested in boxing after listening to the tales of his sporting grandmother, has amassed over a hundred events in over 250 years of the sport. These intriguing stories include that of the two boxers who scored a double knockout; the bout in which four different decisions were given, and the strange tale of the boxer who had part of his ear bitten off, as well as many other besides.In compiling this collection Graeme Kent has interviewed many fighters and followers of boxing, and the funny and sometimes tragic tales recounted here provide a rich and offbeat alternative history of this ever-popular sport.
 

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Introduction
All in a Days Work 1855
The Pivot Punch 1889
Boxing in the Dock 1901
The Extra Round 1908
In the Midst of Life 1913
Tell em What I Did to Colin Bell 1914
Royal Performance 1921
Retired Hurt 1933
The Kings Chauffeur 1938
A Weight on His Mind 1948
Heat Wave 1952
No Contest 1968
No Mas 1979
Enough Is Enough 1982
Poor Losers 1988

Come Out Acting 1928
Can Anyone Join In? 1990

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