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Boxing has a long and eventful history and its drama, excitement and humour are covered in this fascinating account of the noble – and sometimes ignoble – art all over the world. From the bare-knuckle days when the Duke of Cumberland callously abandoned his protégé Jack Broughton when the latter could no longer fight on because he was blind, to 1964, when the charismatic Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston with a ‘phantom punch’ that no one in the audience saw thrown, and the advent in the twenty-first century of the dreaded ‘Beast from the East’, the 7ft tall Russian Nikolai Valuev who powered his inexorable way to the world heavyweight title, this book presents a vivid picture of the sport rightly known as the hardest game. Gallant stands, spectacular ‘dives’ audacious cons and heartbreaking defeats combine to present boxing in all its multi-faceted confusion and glory.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 427 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0752452533
  • Publisher: The History Press (2 Nov. 2009)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on 16 March 2017
By Amazon Customer
Interesting little book

got this for a friends bday

One person found this helpful.
 on 18 March 2014
By Chinchilla reviews
hes really into his boxing nad he loved it , told me its a really clver book, got all these little fatcs i it not eveyrone knows and its brilliant! he loves it and he knows his boxing so good for boxing fans!


 on 25 April 2017
By Stuart B.
Initially I purchased The Ink Run on a whim for my Kindle, basically the cover looked creepy and the blurb on Amazon made it sound interesting, what I eventually found was something much more than this. After about 30 pages in and knowing there were 670 still to go in front of me, I realised the book just wasn’t going to be done justice electronically, it was good from the off, so I committed to buying the hardback. Given I’d never heard of the author or the book, this is saying something. I had to wait a few days for the book to arrive, but what did arrive took me by surprise, at £17.95 plus delivery it was a hefty price tag, but what landed was something else, a high quality hardback of epic proportions, to say it would make a good door-stop was an understatement, definintely one to keep and stand the test of time physically. Anyway I got right back on with reading the book, like all good books, once I’d started, I’d marched through it at some pace, just one more chapter, just one more, just get to the next one and on it went. It took me a week to read it in it’s entirety, for a 700 page book that is good going so definitely one for the holiday suitcase. The story could easily have been broken down into parts and sold as a series, so the hefty price tag was again justified, I could have seen myself buying three paperbacks in place of this, the story of the abused childhood and framing for murder by his father, similar to some of the better abuse tales I’ve read, such as ‘A child called it’ by David Pelzer, the torment in the institution again reminiscent of Stanley Kubricks ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and the final Vigilante scenes, up there with one of my favourite books (and film) Dead Man’s Shoes, all three sections a story in themselves and the quality of writing never faulters throughout. The layout made it easy to read and that’s part of the reason I couldn’t stop, the use of different fonts helped with the visualisation of parts such as graffiti and headstone details. I read later it took the author 8 years to complete, .

Good little book (of boxing)

2 people found this helpful.
 on 22 January 2016
By Kindle Customer
Nice little book which contains many (mostly) interesting anecdotes and tales of boxing’s history from distant past to near present

Great little book!

One person found this helpful.
 on 15 June 2014
By Highland shrub
This is a fab gift for a man who loves boxing but doesn’t like to read as much! Great factoids and short stories which means you can pick up or put down when you like. He loves it so I am happy! Even better, I get to read it after!

Absolute must for fight fans.

One person found this helpful.
 on 16 January 2015
By Paul Machin
Brilliant, quirky little book that tells of the mad/daft/unbelievable side of the noble art. Ideal for in the karzy as there are no chapters as such….just bite sized chunks so speak. Highly reccomended.

Boxing clever

One person found this helpful.
 on 26 January 2015
By mark lord
Brilliant, or so i am told, my father loves it.

and the book was love by him

One person found this helpful.
 on 18 September 2015
By zoe
was a gift, and the book was love by him thx

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on 3 January 2017
Bought as a gift- very happy nephew!

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on 1 December 2015
By Donna M.
Great present.
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