Best Boxing Books
Here you will get Best Boxing Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Desktop Boxing: Knock Out Your Stress! (RP Minis)
Author: by Running Press
For boxing fans and desk jockeys alike, Desktop Boxing is the perfect desk accessory for fun yet effective stress relief. Don’t take out your stress on your coworkers, take it out on this mini punching bag! Box includes:A mini desktop punching bag with suction cup baseTwo tiny boxing gloves for your pointer fingersA mini book with basic finger boxing moves and boxing trivia
2. Talking to GOATs: The Moments You Remember and the Stories You Never Heard
Author: by Jim Gray
INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER! WITH A FOREWORD BY TOM BRADY As a sportscaster and sports historian, Jim’s career genuinely stands the test of time…. This book is sports history about some of the greats by one of the greats, who was taking it all in on the sidelines, in the stands or the dugout, by the eighteenth green, courtside, or in the broadcast booth.
Tom Brady, seven-time NFL Super Bowl champion GOATA riveting, insightful memoir of never-before-told stories from Jim Gray, twelve-time Emmy Award-winner, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, and renowned interviewer that explores the author’s career and the inside stories and memorable moments of the famous legends he has covered including, Muhammad Ali, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson.
In Talking to GOATs, award-winning broadcaster Jim Gray looks back at his four decades of sports reporting from the unparalleled perspective of one of the world’s most respected and skilled interviewers. A journalist who many iconic athletes have trusted to tell their stories (of both triumph and disgrace), Jim has had unprecedented access to the people, places and extraordinary events in the world of sports.
3. Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense
Author: by Jack Demspey
Simon & Schuster
Fighting 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 Fighting instructs the reader in the theory, training, and application of powerful punching, aggressive defense, proper stance, feinting, and footwork.
The boxing methods Dempsey reveals will prove useful to both amateurs and professionals or anyone interested in teaching themselves how to box or practice martial arts. I was confident that I could take the rawest beginner, or even an experienced fighter, and teach him exactly what self-defense was all about.Jack Dempsey
4. Footwork Wins Fights: The Footwork of Boxing, Kickboxing, Martial Arts & MMA
Author: by David Christian
The 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 AdvancedIn 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 most likely to land strikes and secure takedowns.
Techniques And StrategiesThere are a vast array of different strategies that can be employed in footwork; from the mobility biased styles of fighters like Muhammad Ali and Dominick Cruz to patient minimalists like Joe Louis. Footwork Patterns to Attain Superior PositionsEvery exchange of blows has an Entry and an Exit, with potential Adjustments happening in between.
5. Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living (Bruce Lee Library)
Author: by Bruce Lee
“A teacher is never a giver of truthhe is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst.”Bruce Lee Within the pages of Striking Thoughts, you will find the secrets of Bruce Lee’s incredible success as an actor, martial artist, and inspiration to the world.
Consisting of eight sections, Striking Thoughts covers 72 topics and 825 aphorismsfrom spirituality to personal liberation and from family life to filmmakingall of which Bruce lived by. His ideas helped energize his life and career and made it possible for him to live a happy and assured life, overcoming challenging obstacles with seeming ease.
They also inspired his family, friends, students, and colleagues to achieve success in their own lives and this personal collection will help you in your journey too. Sections include:On First Principlesincluding life, existence, time, and deathOn Being Humanincluding the mind, happiness, fear, and dreamsOn Matters of Existencehealth, love, marriage, raising children, ethics, racism, and adversityOn Achievementwork, goals, faith, success, money, and fameOn Art and Artistsart, filmmaking, and actingOn Personal Liberationconditioning, Zen Buddhism, meditation, and freedomOn the Process of Becomingself-actualization, self-help, self-expression, and growthOn Ultimate (Final) PrinciplesYin-yang, totality, Tao, and the truth This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee: The Tao of Gung FuBruce Lee: Artist of LifeBruce Lee: Letters of the DragonBruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human BodyBruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do
6. Undisputed Truth
Author: by Mike Tyson
Be sure to check out IRON AMBITION: My Life with Cus D’Amato by Mike TysonRaw, powerful and disturbinga head-spinning take on Mr. Tyson’s life. Wall Street Journal Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felonMike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye.
Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most ferocious boxers of all timeand the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior.
Yeteven after hitting rock bottomthe man who once admitted being addicted to everything fought his way back, achieving triumphant success as an actor and newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband. Brutal, honest, raw, and often hilarious, Undisputed Truth is the singular journey of an inspiring American original.
7. Victory Favors the Fearless: How to Defeat the 7 Fears That Hold You Back (Sports for the Soul)
Author: by Darrin Donnelly
A Life-Changing Book About the Power of FEARLESS ThinkingYou will never achieve any important goal until you first defeat the fears that stand between you and that goalthe fears that say it’s too risky, you don’t deserve it, or you’re not good enough.
In fact, fearful thinking is one of the most destructive thought patterns you can fall into. Whenever you find yourself worrying, procrastinating, or questioning your potential FEAR is getting the best of you. Specifically, there are seven common fears you must learn to defeat if you want to live a happy and successful life:1) The fear of what other people think.
2) The fear of change. 3) The fear of making the wrong decision. 4) The fear of missing out on something better. 5) The fear of not being good enough. 6) The fear of failure being permanent. 7) The fear of being due for a setback.
Every major worry and self-destructive thought is rooted in one of these seven fears. In this inspirational fable, Mickey McGavin is a pro boxer struggling to overcome the seven fears that are holding him backin the ring and in life.
8. Aggressive Defense: Blocks, Head Movement & Counters for Boxing, Kickboxing & MMA
Author: by David James Christian
The first comprehensive book on blocks, parries, and head movement in martial arts covers everything you need to know to take your training to the next level. Aggressive Defense goes into great detail on everything you need to know about defense, from: *Basic to Advanced Blocks, Rolls, Parries, Head Movement and counters.
All Pro Guards and Styles Cross Guard, Philly Shell, Long Guard, Peek-A-Boo, Low Guard and more. Beginner To Advanced In depth explanations with over 1,000 pictures, from the very basics all the way to advanced counters. Reference Sections – After each chapter pro fighters are listed that used the techniques shown, along with fights where that technique made a huge difference.
If the technique is rare or hard to pull off, specific rounds and even times are given. After learning each technique you can look up the fights referenced to see it used by masters like Muhammad Ali, Anderson Silva, Saenchai, Willie Pep, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, GSP, Buakaw, Mike Tyson and many more.
9. U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat (US Army Survival)
Author: by Department of the Army
The official illustrated guide from the US Army on the best ways to fight and win when you are reduced to going toe to toe with an enemy: fundamentals, vulnerable points., holds, and escapes, and more. This manual was created to teach American solider hand-to-hand fighting techniques.
It describes blows, holds, footwork, armwork, and other maneuvers that can be used to disable or kill an enemy. It explains how to us all available objects as weapons, and stresses aggressive tactics. You can subdue an opponent only through offensive measures.
What will you do if you are attached by an enemy with a knife? What are your vulnerable points? How will you disarm him? United States soldiers have been involved in those kinds of fights for centuries. This is what they’ve learned.
This is how to fight.This is how to win.
10. Principles of Power: Power Generation for Boxing, Kickboxing & MMA
Author: by David James Christian
Principles of Power explains the physics behind the hardest hitting fighters in history, then demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these principles into your own striking arsenal in an easy to understand, no nonsense way.. For years sports scientists have studied how to put the most power into movement patterns from popular sports; from a pitcher throwing a baseball to a golfer swinging his golf club.
This same attention has rarely been given to combat sports or martial arts, in part because a fighter must balance mobility and defense along with power generation. But the lack of research has not stopped generations of talented fighters of all disciplines from finding ways to incorporate massive power building techniques into their own unique styles.
This book not only explains the physics behind massive power generation, it also gives hundreds of examples of how to use them. Each physics principle is followed with a Practical Applications section. This section demonstrates several proven set ups and techniques used by the world’s greatest fighters, from simple, staple techniques to complex, advanced methods.
11. The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points: The Science and Technique of Pressure Point Fighting – Defend Yourself Against Pressure Point Attacks!
Author: by Rand Cardwell
Learn how to target the weaknesses of an attacker and effectively exploit them in order to defend yourself. The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points gives detailed explanations on how the pressure points of traditional Chinese medicine found in the Bubishi, the venerable “Bible of Karate,” are used in attacking an opponent and how to defend yourself against such attacks.
This book closely examines these vital points and the science behind them. While much has been written about the vital points and their medicinal importance, thanks to the popularity of practices such as acupuncture, martial research on the subject has been lacking.
Cardwell discusses the vital points from the perspective of an experienced martial artistincluding how the body’s vital points are related to the 8 extraordinary vessels and 12 meridians which circulate energy throughout the body. Through detailed step-by-step instructions and over 96 photographs and illustrations, The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points shows how this knowledge can be employed in self-defense.
12. The Brutal Art of Elbow Boxing: A Complete Elbow Fighting System
Author: by Chuck Callaway
Elbow Boxing is not a sport, is is a brutal martial art and self-defense method that originated in America’s prison system. In this book, you will discover the skills and techniques necessary to master the art of elbow boxing. This in-depth guide covers everything you need to become a human buzz saw with your elbow strikes.
Topics covered include; -The two essential body postures and why there are no stances in elbow boxing -Natural weapons of the body for elbow boxing -Footwork methods for defense, entry, and attacking -How to safely close the distance on the opponent -Methods of fighting in the clinch -Elbow Boxing offensive techniques -Vital Targets to attack -Defensive skills, evasion, limb destruction, parries, tracing, deflecting -Elbow boxing with joint manipulation techniques -Trapping hands skills adapted from Wing Chun -Kicks and knee strikes with elbow boxing -Training and conditioning, wooden dummy training, focus mitt training ……And more!!
The author, Chuck Callaway has over forty years experience in the martial arts and holds black belts is several martial arts styles such as Tang Soo Do, Molum Combat Arts, and Filipino Arnis. He has also trained extensively in Jiujitsu, Judo, Kung-fu, and Kali.
13. Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do: Jeet Kune Do Training and Fighting Strategies (Self-Defense)
Author: by Sam Fury
Survival Fitness Plan
Teach Yourself Jeet Kune Do! Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do is more than a bunch of martial arts techniques. It is a usable Jeet Kune Do training manual covering all aspects of Bruce Lee’s fighting method. Unlike other martial arts, Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do to be a practical form of self-defense.
Use these techniques and strategies to beat your opponent as quickly as possible. Discover one of the most street-effective martial arts ever invented, because this is Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do.Get it now. Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do IncludesOffensive and defensive Jeet Kune Do techniques.
Learn a martial art made for street fighting. Train in the way of the intercepting fist. Learn Jeet Kune Do foundations and fighting strategy. Increase personal fitness. Become lightning fast. Increase power in all your strikes. Easy to follow descriptions with clear pictures.
Progressive lessons so you can learn at your own pace. Develop the ability to instinctively escape/react to any situation…. And much moreTrain in the Way of the Intercepting FistThe fundamental lead straight punch and all the important lessons that go with it.
14. (Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-Fixing, and The Mob
Author: by Charles Farrell
With deadpan humor, whip-smart insights and some damn fine sentences, Charles Farrell has written a classic chronicle of life in the twilight world, on par with masters of the genre like Damon Runyon, Mezz Mezzrow, Nat Hentoff and Nick Pileggi.A truly great read.
Debby Applegate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, and author of Madam: The Life of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz-AgeA world-class jazz pianist, Charles Farrell made his living working Mob clubs from the time he was a teenager in the 1960s.
He later moved from music to the complex world of professional boxing, managing dozens of fighters, including former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks and former gang leader Mitch Blood Green, who famously went toe-to-toe with Mike Tysononce in the ring and once in the street.
A fight-fixer and gangster, Farrell ran afoul of New York mobsters in the 1990s and retreated to the mountains of Puerto Rico, coming home only after an infamous boxing legend brokered his safe return. Retired from the fight game, he returned to jazz and, among other collaborators, played frequently with his friend Ornette Coleman, the godfather of Free Jazz and one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.
15. The Greatest: My Own Story
Author: by Muhammad Ali
Everybody knows the record the stuff of almanacs, trade magazines and clipping services. A handful know the man. But only Muhammad Ali knows his life as he lived it. The Greatest is Ali’s own story. For six years he worked, traveled and talked with Richard Durham, a writer with a stunning talent, and the result is mesmerizing in its brilliance, drama, humanity and sheer entertainment.
This is no documented scrapbook of wins and losses strung together with anecdotes; nor is it a thin potpourri of locker room gags. This book, like Ali who has incited every reaction except indifference goes straight to the place where responses to him have always been the gut.
When the history of the twentieth century is finally recorded, it must include Muhammad Ali. He is “The Greatest.”