Championship has long been the most valued prize in all of
sports. Famous names among the champions include John L.
Sullivan, Jim Jeffries, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe
Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Vitali
Klitschko and Wladimir Klitschko.
A Brief History of the Heavyweights
1881-2010 traces the contests of these champions and
other outstanding fighters of this weight class from the
early bare knuckle days to the present. The author includes
his rankings of the best boxers and bouts of different time
periods in history as well as his all-time best rankings.
This large 8.5 x 11 hardcover book is comprised of 308
pages, including numerous photographs, bout-by-bout lists of
title contests and an index.
Tracy Callis is a member
of the International Boxing Research Organization, the
Director of Historical Research for The Cyber Boxing Zone,
an elector to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and a
member of the Advisory Board of the Boxing Hall of Fame -
Luxor Hotel Las Vegas. He is also co-author of the books
Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage 1876-1976 and Boxing in the
Los Angeles Area 1880-2005.
The book can be
purchased on www.amazon.com, www.winbykopublications.com and
various other internet book sellers. The cost is $29.95. It
is also available for purchase in Great Britain, Australia,
Brazil and Germany.