100 Years of Boxing (Twentieth Century in Pictures)
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A celebration of the history of boxing, as told through photographs
One of the oldest combat sports boxing dates back to the traditional civilizations. Popular in 18th century Britain as the outlawed bare-knuckle prizefight, it used to be now not until the introduction of the Marquess of Queensbury rules in 1867 that the game gained structure and legitimacy. Charting the changing face of amateur and professional boxing over 100 years, the images on this book give readers a flavor of the skill, brutality, and grace of the game, celebrating the heroes and anti-heroes of the hoop, the triumphs, controversies, and tragedies of a sport that pits man against man or, within the brand new era, woman against woman, with simplest their fists as weapons and agility their defense.