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Iceni Magazine | September 18, 2019

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A Round of Boxing – A Trip Through Time’ by Ralph Oates

A Round of Boxing - A Trip Through Time’ by Ralph Oates

A Round of Boxing – A Trip Through Time’ by Ralph Oates is a detailed account of the interesting and historical events, which have taken place inside the square ring over the years.

Features of the book published by Fonthill Media include: A number of fascinating knockout facts about the sport; Exploits of both male and female fighters who have made history inside the ring; Highlights from every weight division from strawweight/mini-flyweight to heavyweight; along with many rare and unpublished images.

The book looks at the many astonishing feats, which have taken place inside the square ring over the years under the Marquess of Queensberry rules. 

This includes the historical 1892 world heavyweight title bout between John L. Sullivan and James J. Corbett. 

The fascinating facts are presented in chronological order in an easy to read way. Fighters, both male and female, who have duly put on the gloves and graced both the professional and amateur rings are featured.

The book is illustrated by photographs that are both action and portrait. 

It’s a ‘knockout read’ that the regular and casual followers of boxing will find to be of great interest, therefore adding to their knowledge about the sport.

Author Ralph Oates is a former amateur boxer and a leading boxing historian. 

Oates is the author of ten previous books on boxing, has contributed articles and quizzes for The British Boxing Board of Control Boxing Yearbook, acted as a boxing consultant for the Guinness World Records and produced question lists for a major television quiz show on two occasions. 

He previously had his own weekly column in an Essex newspaper entitled ‘Boxing Corner’, which ran for three years and a further column, ‘Short Jabs’, which appeared in a Norfolk newspaper. 

His first book for Fonthill Media was ‘Bruno and Lewis: The Boxing Years’ published in 2017.

The book is out now in paperback at £16.99  from Amazon and all good bookshops.


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