Saturday, January 02, 2010

Boxing Bookcase

There are plenty of books out there on boxing. You wouldn't know it, however, from looking at the shelves in many bookstores. Baseball, basketball, golf and football fill up shelf upon shelf, while you're lucky to find a few boxing books tucked in a corner. Usually, those books are shoved in with the martial arts and wrestling offerings (which are also low in number). Boxing, wrestling, MMA and martial arts share some things, but are ultimately different from one another.

Still, good boxing reading can be found. Currently, I'm reading The Boxer's Workout by Peter DePasquale. It's emphasis in on non-contact training and white collar boxing, but it has a lot of good, solid training advice. Others I recommend are:

Boxing For Everyone: How to Get Fit and Have Fun With Boxing by Cappy Kotz

Box Like The Pros by "Smokin' " Joe Frazier with William Dettloff

Boxer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Gude to Boxing by Doug Werner

Fiting Fit: Boxing Workouts Techniques and Sparring by Doug Werner and Alan Lachica

Boxing: The American Martial Art by R. Michael Onello

The Boxer's Heart: How I Fell in Love with the Ring by Kate Sekules

The Gleason's Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women by Hector Roca and Bruce Silverglad

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fitness Boxing by Tom Seabourne, Ph.D.

Boxing Mastery: Advanced Techniques, Tactics, and Strategies from the Sweet Science by Mark Hatmaker and Doug Werner

Boxing: The Complete Guide to Training and Fitness by Danna Scott

On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates

Workouts from Boxing's Greatest Champs: Get In Shape with Muhammad Ali, Fernando Vargas, Roy Jones Jr., and Other Legends by Gary Todd

The Rough Guide to Muhammad Ali by Paul Simpson

Atlas: From The Streets to the Ring: A Son's Struggle to Become A Man by Teddy Atlas and Peter Alson

Since bookstore offers are so skimpy, I would suggest going online to find boxing books:

Alibris -
Paladin Press -
Ringside -
Title Boxing -

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