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Boxing Bookshelf: 'At the Fights'

The Cover of, "At the Fights: Inside the

If you are like me, you are probably still scrabbling for Christmas gifts. Here's a good one, albeit a bit on the expensive side. It's a photo book called, "AT THE FIGHTS: Inside the World of Professional Boxing."

Photographer Howard Schatz offers a unique perspective with this 224-page book, that includes 320 photos. Schatz had unparalleled access while putting this book together...

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Boxing Bookshelf 5, a pair of heavyweights

FLOYD PATTERSON: Patterson was living in Mount Vernon

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"Floyd Patterson, The Fighting Life of Boxing's Invisible Champion," by W.K. Stratton (Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt). Stratton does a wonderful service to the great Floyd Patterson in this book. Patterson was heavyweight champion of the world at a time when being heavyweight champion of the world meant so much more than it does today. He fought in Stadiums. The bouts were front page news...

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New book on Alexis Arguello

This Feb. 9, 1986, file photo shows Billy

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There are many things the boxing public knows about Alexis Arguello. If you are looking for more, Christian Giudice's book, "Beloved Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Alexis Arguello," delivers it. Giudice will take you places in Arguello's life that you have never gone before. Arguello, the hall-of-fame former champion, had a glorious career inside the ring. Outside of it, though, was quite...

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