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Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate List

There are countless Boxing courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Footwork Wins Fights: The Footwork of Boxing, Kickboxing, Martial Arts & MMA (2018)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListThe first comprehensive book on footwork in martial arts covers everything you need to know to take your training to the next level. Footwork Wins Fights goes into great detail on everything you need to know about footwork, from: *Body Mechanics Basic and Clear Rules on how to move efficiently. *Comprehensive List of Footwork – Beginner To Advanced In depth explanations from the very basics all the way to the advanced footwork of great masters like Dominick Cruz, Willie Pep and Mike Tyson. *Superior Positions Learn which positions leave you least vulnerable and…
Author(s): David Christian

2. Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense (2015)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListFighting techniques and strategies from World Champion and Hall of Fame Boxer, Jack Dempsey.Jack Dempsey, one of the greatest and most popular boxers of all time, reveals the techniques behind his unparalleled success in the ring. Straightforward and with detailed illustrations, Championship Boxing instructs the reader in the theory, training, and application of powerful punching, aggressive defense, proper stance, feinting, and footwork. The methods Dempsey reveals will prove useful to both amateurs and professionals. “I was confident that I…
Author(s): Jack Demspey

3. The Complete Boxing handbook: A step by step guide to Boxing (2010)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate List“The Complete Boxing Handbook” is a comprehensive guide to learning Boxing – The Noble Art of Self Defense. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations you will learn all essential parts of modern boxing. It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to the sport, a experienced boxer or seasoned coach, this book will be a great source of knowledge and inspiration to you. The book covers: Basic stance, Distances, Footwork, Punches, Defense, Counterattacks, Combinations, Exercises. There is also a chapter about Rules and…
Author(s): mr Peter Y Kärrlander

4. Shadow Boxing: The Dynamic 2-5-14 Strategy to Defeat the Darkness Within (1999)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListThe Dynamic 2-5-14 Strategy to Defeat the Darkness Within”This book is for the tired, the defeated, the frustrated, and the ashamed.  For the hurt and broken, those walking in powerlessness and fear.  For all who have found truth but are failing miserably at living it.  For those walking in bondage and limitations imposed by forces over which they seem to have no control.  For those secretly wondering why their lives don’t portray the overcoming reality God has purposed.  For those to whom it seems a strong unseen hand holds them to a course they feel incapable of changing.”  (From Chaper 1)The 2-5-14 strategy gives answers to…
Author(s): Henry Malone, Jack Taylor

5. Boxing Mastery: Advanced Technique, Tactics, and Strategies from the Sweet Science (2004)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListThis guide to the finer points of boxing provides the wisdom needed to make the transition from enthusiastic beginner to proficient pugilist. The ABCs of ring generalship, offensive and defensive ring movements, feints, and draws and fakes are examined and explained along with clinching techniques, head-hunting, body work, and counter-punching chains. Strategies for boxing against tall and short opponents as well as for a variety of fighting styles such as charger, speed-demon, stick-and-move, and slugger and brawler are discussed in detail. Specific drills focus on…
Author(s): Mark Hatmaker, Doug Werner

6. The Berlin Boxing Club (2012)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListSydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling’s experiences following Kristallnacht. Publishers Weekly called it “a masterful historical novel” in a starred review.Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew; after all, he’s never even been in a synagogue. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin don’t care that Karl’s family doesn’t practice religion. Demoralized by their attacks against a heritage he doesn’t accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth.Then Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German hero, makes a deal…
Author(s): Robert Sharenow

7. Old School Boxing Fitness: How to Train Like a Champ (2013)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListIf you want to look like a world-class athlete, you have to train like one, and no athletes train harder or look better doing it than professional boxers. Fitness boxing takes the best parts of a boxer’s workout and combines them with more traditional exercises like running and weightlifting to create a unique workout that will help boost your stamina, strength, and agility while throwing punches.Designed for men and women of all ages and levels of fitness, certified boxing instructors Andy and Jamie Dumas’s twelve-week guide to fitness and nutrition is broken into three…
Author(s): Andy Dumas , Jamie Dumas, et al.

8. The Cus D’Amato Mind: Learn The Simple Secrets That Took Boxers Like Mike Tyson To Greatness (2017)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate List‘The Cus D’Amato Mind’ teaches the principles and philosophies of the great trainer D’Amato, which took young boys such as Mike Tyson and Floyd Patterson to the heavyweight championship in a few short years. In 1980, a young Mike Tyson was in the Tryon school for juvenile delinquents. By the age of 13, Mike had already been arrested dozens of times, had suffered bullying, and often engaged in criminal activities like armed robbery and house burglary. He was heading down a certain path to death or a life of prison. Fast forward six years later, and Mike Tyson had become the youngest heavyweight champion at 20…
Author(s): Reemus Boxing, Reemus Bailey

9. Boxing Like the Champs: Lessons from Boxing’s Greatest Fighters (2016)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListHow did the old school, all time champs — like Jack Dempsey, Kid McCoy, Sonny Liston and Stanley Ketchel — do it? This manual examines some of the best and most interesting fighters in boxing history and gets inside the historical import of what they accomplished. Examining the training, technique and tactics of past champions, this book provides readers with recreated templates to drill and box precisely as the greats did. Here are five benefits a reader will gain from this book: 1. Gain historical perspective on one of mankind's most riveting and oldest…
Author(s): Mark Hatmaker

10. On Boxing (2006)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListA reissue of bestselling, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates’ classic collection of essays on boxing. #143,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #55 in Boxing (Books) #141 in Sports Essays (Books) #97348 in Literature & Fiction (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates

11. Boxing Basics: The Techniques and Knowledge Needed to Excel in the Sport of Boxing (2008)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListThe illustrations, explanations, and techniques presented in Boxing Basics provide everything needed to excel in the sport of boxing. Easy to follow explanations and illustrations introduce the reader to the sport by providing information on training equipment, types of boxing gyms, and how to get into fighting shape. The bulk of this boxing text is devoted to providing progressive steps in the learning of the sport of boxing. It begins by presenting the primary elements of boxing and ranges to advanced skills. The Instant Reference Guide is a special feature designed for busy persons. It provides fast-track…
Author(s): Gotay Ma Mps, Al, Al Gotay

12. From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves (2008)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListIt’s the story the insurance industry doesn’t want you to know. Now, for the first time, the story covered in the legal edition of From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves is available to the public. Find out for yourself why insurance companies are improperly denying and delaying claims, then defending their behavior at trial. The book takes you from the ideas arising from the masterminds behind the Enron business model, through their impact on the insurance industry, and the resulting claim denials in everything from minor auto accidents to Hurricane Katrina claims. Author David…
Author(s): David J. Berardinelli

13. Boxing: The Worldwide Art of Hand-to-Hand Combat (2016)

 Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate ListThis terrific book will teach you all you need to know about the gentlemanly art of classic hand-to-hand combat. You will learn the basics, properly and exactly. Plus, you will learn what striking techniques to use with what blocking technique, foot work, and so much more. You will truly be amazed at the wealth of information in this one book. #968,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2607 in Martial Arts (Books) #13750 in Exercise & Fitness (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Edwin L. Haislet

Best Boxing Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some boxing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

No Way but to Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing

Author(s): Andrew R.M. Smith
ID: 2513602, Publisher: University of Texas Press, Year: 2020, Size: 24 Mb, Format: epub

Boxing - From Chump to Champ: A Step - by - Step guide to Boxing

Author(s): Leeanne Reindl
ID: 2678811, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

The Floyd Mayweather Mind: Learn The Simple Secrets That Transformed Struggle Into Success

Author(s): Reemus Boxing; Reemus Bailey
ID: 2684164, Publisher: iPubNet, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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