“Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book”. The endless, primeval, appeal of the fight as summed up by ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier himself. The bravado, the brutality and the spectacle make boxing the phenomenon it remains to this day. It inspires great writers as well as great fighters and some of the very best sports books are concerned with the feats of legends of the ring. Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates and, of course, Norman Mailer in The Fight have all written on the pugilist’s art.
Matt's Favourite Boxing Writing
Our Sports Bookseller, Matt Gardiner, selects his favourite boxing books of all time.
A Life in the Ring
The best boxing biographies
Muhammad Ali 1942-2016
Boxing and martial art fitness books
Two Falls, Two Submissions or a Knockout
Our favourite wrestling books
Inside the Cage
UFC and MMA books
Ways of the Warrior
Martial arts books