The Boxing Scene

The Boxing Scene

From the bestselling author, an insiders look into a year of "the sweet science."

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592139781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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From the bestselling author, an insiders look into a year of "the sweet science."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Nelson Wolgast Fight and the San Francisco Boxing Scene 1900 1914

The Nelson Wolgast Fight and the San Francisco Boxing Scene  1900  1914

The merry-go-round continued when Fisher was lured away by the Examiner. In came the adventurous Ripley. Then known as Leroy Ripley, he was only nineteen years old when he was sent to Reno to illustrate scenes of the ...

Author: Arne K. Lang

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490394

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 199

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During the early years of the 20th century, San Francisco promoters served up boxing’s grandest spectacles. On February 22, 1910, a crowd of more than 15,000 braved chilly, rainy conditions to witness one such match, pitting lightweight champion “Battling” Nelson against Ad Wolgast. That epic battle came to stand virtually unchallenged as the most brutal fight of all time. This volume recaptures that historic fight while vividly illuminating the geographic, historic, and political forces that made it all possible. In chronicling these colorful boxers and their vibrant era, this work also reveals the dangers faced by workman pugilists like Nelson and Wolgast, making their tale, at its heart, a cautionary one.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Soundtrack Available

Soundtrack Available

In the climax of the boxing scene , Davy won't throw the fight after all . Micky , his manager , calls him a " dummy . " A gangster , played by Mike , replies " No , you're the dummy . " This provokes Micky to climb onto the stage ...

Author: Professor Arthur Knight

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822328003

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 491

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DIVEssays on film soundtracks composed of popular music (rather than the composed film score) both in relation to the films, and circulating separately on record./div
Categories: Literary Collections

The Urban Geography of Boxing

The Urban Geography of Boxing

First, the career of Jesús 'El Matador' Chávez catapulted the local boxing scene onto the major fistic power brokers' radar screen and, in so doing, brought the business stakes of prizefighting to levels unseen in town before.

Author: Benita Heiskanen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415502269

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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"This book is an interdisciplinary cultural examination of twenty-first century boxing as a professional sport, a bodily labor, a lucrative business, a popular entertainment, and an instrument of ideology. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted with Latino boxers, women boxers, and boxing insiders in Texas, it discusses boxing from the vantage point of the sundry players, who are involved with it: the labor force, promoters, handlers, ringside officials, medical professionals, media, and the audiences. The various parties have multiple stakes in the sport. For some, boxing is about physical empowerment; others are in it for the money; some deploy it for ideological purposes; yet others use it to claim their 15-minutes of fame, and frequently the various interests overlap. In this book, Benita Heiskanen makes a broader connection between boxing and the spatial organization of racialized, class-based, and gendered bodies within particular urban geographies. Journeying actual sites where the sport is organized, such as the barrio, boxing gym, and competition venues, she maps the ways in which boxing insiders negotiate a variety of conflicting agendas at local, regional, and national scales. Beyond the United States, the worker-athletes conduct their labor within global socioeconomic conditions, business networks, and legal principles. Through this sporting context, Heiskanens discussion discloses some complex socio-historical, cultural, and political power relations between urban margins and centers, with ramifications far beyond boxing. This book will be of interest to readers in Sport Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Geography, Gender Studies, Critical Race Theory, Labor Studies, and American Studies"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Social Science

The Boxing Filmography

The Boxing Filmography

“Nearly every element in the film is contrived or superficial,” pointed out Todd McCarthy for Variety.6 The single boxing scene in the film is fragmented, often serving as a backdrop for the film's numerous flashbacks.

Author: Frederick V. Romano

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786417933

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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The love affair between boxing and Hollywood began with the dawn of film. As early as the days of Chaplin, the "boxing film" had assumed its place as a subgenre, and over the decades it has taken the forms of biographies, dramas, romances, comedies, and even musicals and westerns. Such well known pictures as The Champ, Body and Soul, Don King: Only in America, Girl Fight, The Irish in Us, The Kid from Brooklyn, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Raging Bull, each of the Rocky movies and When We Were Kings are just a few examples of the feature films included in this filmography. Thoroughly researched, this work examines 98 boxing films from the 1920s through 2003. Each entry provides basic filmographic data (the film's studio, its genre, its length, cast and credits); a detailed synopsis of the film; illuminating commentary on the boxing sequences; and excerpts from contemporary reviews. Most entries also summarize the making of the film, with particular attention to the training of the actors for the boxing scenes. The filmography also includes information on studio publicity releases and advertisements, press books and exhibitor campaign materials for each film.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Boxing Kings

The Boxing Kings

Boxing Scene, 7 March 2005. www.boxingscene.com/why-we-never-saw-foreman-tyson--818. Louis, Joe, with Edna and Art Rust Jr. My Life. New York: Berkley, 1981. Lucas, Bob. Black Gladiator: A Biography of Jack Johnson.

Author: Paul Beston

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442272903

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 374

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For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of America’s most popular sports, and the heavyweight champions were figures known to all. Their exploits were reported regularly in the newspapers—often outside the sports pages—and their fame and wealth dwarfed those of other athletes. Long after their heyday, these icons continue to be synonymous with the “sweet science.” In The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring, Paul Beston profiles these larger-than-life men who held a central place in American culture. Among the figures covered are John L. Sullivan, who made the heavyweight championship a commercial property; Jack Johnson, who became the first black man to claim the title; Jack Dempsey, a sporting symbol of the Roaring Twenties; Joe Louis, whose contributions to racial tolerance and social progress transcended even his greatness in the ring; Rocky Marciano, who became an embodiment of the American Dream; Muhammad Ali, who took on the U.S. government and revolutionized professional sports with his showmanship; and Mike Tyson, a hard-punching dynamo who typified the modern celebrity. This gallery of flawed but sympathetic men also includes comics, dandies, bookworms, divas, ex-cons, workingmen, and even a tough-guy-turned-preacher. As the heavyweight title passed from one claimant to another, their stories opened a window into the larger history of the United States. Boxing fans, sports historians, and those interested in U.S. race relations as it intersects with sports will find this book a fascinating exploration into how engrained boxing once was in America’s social and cultural fabric.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams

The boxing scene, it's often said, is like a dysfunctional family drama. That said, in 2020, I missed it. I. Miss. the. Boxing. Scene. Boxing shut down in March of this year due to COVID-19. In recent months, there has been a resumption ...

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610757539

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

View: 371

Each year, readers, writers, and critics alike look forward to Thomas Hauser’s newest collection of articles about the contemporary boxing scene. As Booklist has proclaimed, “Many journalists have written fine boxing pieces, but none has written as extensively or as memorably as Thomas Hauser. . . . Hauser remains the current champion of boxing. . . . Hauser is a treasure.” Broken Dreams meets this high standard with its coverage of 2020’s most important fighters and fights, outside-the-ring controversies, regulatory missteps, and other issues that defined the year’s boxing scene. Hauser explores the heavyweight trio of Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder in depth, as well as Canelo Álvarez and historic greats like Jack Dempsey, Carlos Monzon, and Muhammad Ali. Hauser also tackles the larger social challenges that imposed themselves so assertively in 2020, including the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, runaway social media, the presidential election, and other forces that left a deep imprint on the sport and business of boxing.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The 2009 Internet Directory

The 2009 Internet Directory

FORUMS/DISCUSSIONS Boxing Scene Forum www.boxingscene.com/forums There's always a discussion going on in the Boxing Scene forum, whether it's debating training techniques or arguing about the global boxing scene.

Author: Vince Averello

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780768686371

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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2009 Internet Directory Web 2.0 Edition Vince Averello Mikal E. Belicove Nancy Conner Adrienne Crew Sherry Kinkoph Gunter Faithe Wempen The Best of the New “Web 2.0” Internet…at Your Fingertips! A whole new Web’s coming to life: new tools, communities, video, podcasts, everything! You won’t find these exciting “Web 2.0” destinations with old-fashioned Internet directories…and it’ll take forever to find them on search engines. But they’re all at your fingertips, right here! Carefully selected by humans, not algorithms, here are the Net’s 3,000 best Web 2.0 destinations: amazing new sites, tools, and resources for your whole life! They’ll help you… • Have way more fun! • Build your business… • Buy the right stuff, and avoid the junk… • Stay totally up-to-date on news, politics, science… • Be a better parent… • Go “green”… • Get healthier–and stay healthier… • Deepen your faith… • Pursue your hobbies… • Plan incredible vacations… • Find the perfect restaurant… • And more… much more!
Categories: Computers

Boxing is no Cakewalk

Boxing is no Cakewalk

From the 1930s, the boxing scene continued to provide opportunities for many participants and enthusiasts, mainly from the commoner class, including fishermen, mechanical fitters, school dropouts, porters and drivers.

Author: NYM Botchway

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9781920033576

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Boxing is no cakewalk! Azumah ‘Ring Professor’ Nelson in the Social History of Ghanaian Boxing explores the social history of boxing in Ghana and its interesting nexus with the biography of Azumah Nelson, unquestionably Ghana’s most celebrated boxer. The book posits that sports constitute more than mere games that people play. They are endowed with enormous political, cultural, economic and social power that can influence people’s lives in various ways. Boxing is no cakewalk! interrogates the social meaning and impact of boxing within the colonial and postcolonial milieux of popular culture in Ghana. Consequently, it reconsiders the prevailing conception of boxing as adversative to ‘enlightened’ human culture by arguing that it is a positive formulator of individual and national identities. The historicising of sports and the lives of sportspersons in Ghana provides an eloquent backdrop for an understanding of the past social dynamics and their effect in the present. The book’s analytical narrative offers an intellectual contribution to the promising areas of social and cultural history in Ghana’s historiography and the scholarly discourse on identity formation and social empowerment through the popular culture of sports.
Categories: Social Science

Beautiful Brutality The Family Ties at the Heart of Boxing

Beautiful Brutality  The Family Ties at the Heart of Boxing

another, and are generally injecting real vibrancy into the boxing scene. Liam is already a Commonwealth champion and looks the pick, but Ryan's a decent switch-hitter, and Michael has knocked out everyone he's fought.

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446465776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 954

Boxing. The Sport of Kings. And for every king, there are kingmakers and princes, determined heirs and ruthless pretenders to the throne. Boxers may enter the ring alone, but behind them are their families, many of whom have spent a career in the fight game themselves. And all are caught up in this most beautiful but brutal of sports. Beautiful Brutality is the first book to examine the world of boxing from the perspective of family. With unprecedented access to the likes of the Calzaghes, Mayweathers, Hattons and Khans, Sky Sports boxing expert Adam Smith lays bare the raw emotion at the heart of the sport. How does it feel when your son is taking a pummelling? Can a father make rational judgements from the corner of the ring, in the frenzied atmosphere of a fight? And how much strength does a boxer take from his family, or the family figures that so many trainers and promoters become? Passionate, hard-hitting and with astonishing revelations about the world of boxing, Beautiful Brutality is written from the heart, by an author with a unique knowledge and experience of the fight game.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography