“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.  

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Our Best Boxing and Combat Sports Books

Desktop Boxing
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Quitters Never Win
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Undisputed Truth
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£10.99
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Behind the Mask
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Behind the Mask
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£20.00
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My Brother, Muhammad Ali
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The Fight
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Ali: A Life
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Bruce Lee
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Tai Chi
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Samurai
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Unbeaten
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At Home with Muhammad Ali
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Muhammad Ali
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Four Kings
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A Hero Born
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The Big Fight
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Matt's Favourite Boxing Writing

Our Sports Bookseller, Matt Gardiner, selects his favourite boxing books of all time.

Night Train
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Shadow Box
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Dark Trade
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The The Hurt Business
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Bouts of Mania
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The Fight
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No Middle Ground
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The Sweet Science
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War, Baby
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Hurricane
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Four Kings
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The Hate Game
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Close Encounters with the Gloves off
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In Black And White
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A Life in the Ring

The best boxing biographies

Unbeaten
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Unforgivable Blackness
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The Big Fight
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Cyclone: My Story
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Hands Of Stone
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Floyd Patterson
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A Man's World
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King of the World
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Money
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Froch
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War and Peace
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Undisputed Truth
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No Ordinary Joe
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Marvelous
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The Greatest 

Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

King of the World
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The Mammoth Book of Muhammad Ali
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Approaching Ali
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Muhammad Ali
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Liston and Ali
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Bouts of Mania
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The Fight
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Ali: A Life
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The Soul Of A Butterfly
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The Treasures of Muhammad Ali
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How to Think Like Muhammad Ali
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Redemption Song
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Muhammad Ali: A Memoir
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Facing Ali
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Muhammad Ali
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Muhammad Ali Tyneside 1977
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Muhammad Ali In His Own Words
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Fighting Fit

Boxing and martial art fitness books

Boxing Fitness
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Boxing Fitness
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Warrior Cardio
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The Complete Guide to Boxing Fitness
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The Greatest Ever Boxing Workouts
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Boxer's Book of Conditioning & Drilling
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Boxing Mastery
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Advanced Boxing
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Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts
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Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts
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Two Falls, Two Submissions or a Knockout 

Our favourite wrestling books

WWE World of the Rock
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Creating The Mania
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Second Nature
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WWE Greatest Rivalries
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WWE SmackDown 20 Years and Counting
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No Is a Four-Letter Word
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WWE Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
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The WWE Book of Top 10s
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WWE Book Of Rules (And How To Make Them)
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The Stone Cold Truth
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WWE The Attitude Era
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Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle
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Spandex, Screw Jobs and Cheap Pops
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The Best in the World
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A Battle Royal in The Sky
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The Wrestling
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Hitman
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Inside the Cage

UFC and MMA books

Quitters Never Win
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The Mauler
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Win or Learn
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Thrown
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My Fight Your Fight
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Part Reptile
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Beast
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UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship
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The Mma Encyclopedia
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The Way of the Fight
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Iceman
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Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques
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Ways of the Warrior 

Martial arts books

Angry White Pyjamas
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Bruce Lee
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Hagakure
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Ninja
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Mind Control
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The Inner Art Of Karate
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A Brief History of the Martial Arts
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Secrets of the Samurai
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Bruce Lee Words of the Dragon
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Bruce Lee
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The Pyjama Game
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Samurai Wisdom
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The Path of the Ninja
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The Book Of Five Rings
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Bubishi
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