Fifth Edition book is interesting and informative and is an
updated and expanded version of past BOXING REGISTER books.
It is loaded with facts - brief, well-written
essays, photos and selected bouts of the greatest performers
who ever entered the ring.
Like previous BOXING
REGISTER books, it contains entries for elected members of
the International Boxing Hall of Fame from different periods
of history - PIONEERS, OLD-TIMERS, MODERNS - and for
NON-COMBATANTS (those associated with boxing in various ways
- trainers, managers, promoters, writers, announcers,
Descriptive essays introduce each
era of boxing and describe circumstances that fighters from
those periods of history experienced. Individual essays
(biographical sketches) tell about each elected member of
reading includes the following essays --
Who Rules ?
(Boxing's Governing Bodies)
Fallen Heroes: The Seamy Side of Boxing
History: The International Boxing Hall of Fame
Also included is a
Foreword by Edward Brophy, President of the International
Boxing Hall of Fame, and Broughton's Rules of 1743 (laid out
in a nice 1,2,3, etc., order).
Here is some
comments on prior editions --
information and fight records .
. . useful and informative
sections on boxing's governing
bodies and the International
Boxing Hall of Fame and
elsewhere . . . Nice
illustrations add a dash to this
"Certain to become a standard
reference source. . . . The
records are perhaps the most
definitive ever published. . .
." --Boxing News
"This is fantastic. The boxing
world has needed this book for a
long time." --Roy Jones, Jr.
"This book is full of very
interesting and informative
facts. It's great reading."
"In a perfect world this book
would be on the top shelf of
every sports bar in the country,
and each night two duffers would
call it down to settle
arguments." --Small Press
The book is
and a collection ring facts.
It is a book to check when one is searching for
information about outstanding fighters. All
historians and boxing fans should own a copy!!!
Roberts is an attorney who lives in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania; Alexander Skutt is a book publisher
who resides in Ithaca, New York
To order this
book, visit the websites
softcover (5.4 x 8.5 x 2.1 inches), $29.95
McBooks Press, Inc. (2011)
Numerous photos, biographical sketches, ring records
selected bibliography, internet sources, index