THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS by John Durant

THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The sport of boxing from the days when in Rome it was a battle to the death, through the years of the great Sullivan, in which fights went on through more than seventy rounds, up to the present well regulated events is the subject of this informed and informative text. Biographies of the best known champions since Figs, a contemporary of Pope and Walpole, who delighted his aristocratic countrymen, are given, concluding with a biography of Ingemar Johansson. An appendix of champions, a boxing vocabulary, and a statement on the rules of judging a fight round up this thorough study which should capture the interest of fight enthusiasts, be they participants or observers.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1960
Publisher: Hastings House