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7 Books For Boxing That Every Sport Freak Must Read

7 Books For Boxing That Every Sport Freak Must Read


This might not sound real if you are not into books–but books for boxing are in hundreds, from fiction to guides to memories and whatnot. Books enlighten us, and boxing is one of those sports that has always inspired us. Thanks to Rocky!


“Every Champion Was Once A Contender Who Refused To Give Up.”

  1. Harry Haft – Survivor of Auschwitz by Alan Scott Haft

One of the best fiction books for boxing, it is a brief biography of the complex, passionate and tragic life of Herschel Haft, a professional American Boxer.

Published By: Syracuse University Press

First Published: 3 April 2006

No Of Pages: 216 pages

Goodreads Rating: 4.57

  1. Reading the Fights by Joyce Carol Oates and Daniel Halpern

A collection of 23 essays from the gathering of writers including Oates, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Pete Hamill and AJ Liebling.

Published By: Prentice Hall

First Published: 1988

No Of Pages: –

Goodreads Rating: 3.78

  1. The Fight by Norman Mailer

The author is both the narrator and an example of illeism, a central person in the story. Norman goes to Ali Coaching Camp at Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, and follows his preparations. Ali is his hero. One of the best motivational fiction books for boxing.

Published By: Vintage

First Published: 1975

No Of Pages: 234 pages

Goodreads Rating: 4.07

  1. Charley Burley by Harry Otty

This book is an inspiration for boxing, covering the life of Charley Burley’s and his career. It also captures the Pittsburgh Battle Scene. It is like arranging three books all in one, and all three books have meddled together knowledgeably.

Published By: Tora Book Publishing

First Published: 15 November 2010 

No Of Pages: 310 pages

Goodreads Rating: 4.48

  1. Facing Ali by Stephen Brunt

It is about 15 different fighters throughout the world who battled with Muhammad Ali in boxing games.

Published By: Lyons Press

First Published: 8 October 2002

No Of Pages: 320 pages

Goodreads Rating: 3.97

  1. Kickboxing – A Framework for Success by Pat O’Keeffe

If you are passionate about Sports and Boxing, then this is one of the best fiction books for boxing. It is an illuminating beginner’s guide to kickboxing.

Published By: Collins

First Published: 16 December 2004

No Of Pages: 473 pages

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Goodreads Rating: 4.24

  1. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

There are several lessons to be taken from the novel Things Fall Apart. Most importantly, it attracts our attention to what Africa has missed and makes us see how the inhabitants have fallen sacrifices to their unique culture.

Published By: Anchor Books

First Published: 1958

No Of Pages: 209 pages

Goodreads Rating: 3.70


‘Boxing aur Bhaigiri mein yahi farak hai..Boxing mein izzat hai…’ (Toofan)


Boxing is one of the only sports in the world that forces individuals to find deep inside themselves to determine who they are!


No matter if you are an ambitious boxer or a dreamer, remember that “Fighter kabhi haar nahi manta.” (Mary Kom)


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