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Description - Box Like the Pros by Joe Frazier

Former World Heavyweight champion Smokin' Joe Frazier and William Dettloff, senior writer for The Ring magazine, present a complete guide to the fight game - from the history of the sport to how to throw a crushing uppercut and take a punch without flinching. Drawing from the experiences of one of the masters of the sport, Box Like the Pros is a must-have for anyone pursuing boxing as a hobby or who is interested in training to become a professional boxer. Frazier, with longtime boxing writer William Dettloff, presents a complete introduction to the sport, including the game's history, rules of the ring, how fights are scored, how to spar, the basics of defence and offence, the fighter's workout, a directory of boxing gyms, and much more. Box Like the Pros is an instruction manual, a historical reference tool and an insider's guide to the world's most controversial sport.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060817732
ISBN-10: 0060817739
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joe Frazier

Smokin' Joe Frazier was an Olympic gold medalist and the world heavyweight champion for three years. His three epic battles with Muhammad Ali -- the last of which was the famed "Thrilla in Manila" -- are legendary. He's a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and author of Smokin' Joe: The Autobiography. He currently trains fighters at the world-famous Joe Frazier's Gym in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William Dettloff is the senior writer for The Ring magazine and boxing columnist for HBO.com. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.