Tracy Callis
Official Record Book
James B. Roberts and Alexander G. Skutt

This 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, historians, etc.).

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 the Hall.

Other interesting reading includes the following essays --

  • Who Rules ? (Boxing's Governing Bodies)

  • Fixes and Fallen Heroes: The Seamy Side of Boxing

  • Boxing at the Movies

  • Heroes and 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 --

"Concise biographical 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 fine reference."--Library Journal

"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." --Angelo Dundee

"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 interesting, informative 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!!!

James 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 amazon and McBooks

942 pages. softcover (5.4 x 8.5 x 2.1 inches), $29.95
Publisher: McBooks Press, Inc. (2011)
Numerous photos, biographical sketches, ring records (selected bouts), essays,
   selected bibliography, internet sources, index
ISBN-10: 1590134990
ISBN-13: 978-1590134993



Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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