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1 Ashe, Robert (re: David Downey) HALIFAX CHAMPION - Black Power in Gloves
Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac Publishing 2005 0887806775 / 9780887806773 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
208 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. David Downey said, "For me, to be a boxer was my outlet dream, and you have to live what you want to be." The Contents are: Introduction; Perfect; Boiling; La Dolce Vita; Debut; Team; Benevolence; Cabaret; Bomber; Revived; Candy-man; Reckoning; and Prospect; followed by: Epilogue; Appendix: David Downey's Professional Fights; and an index. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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2 Brunt, Stephen (re: Muhammad Ali) FACING ALI - The Opposition Weighs In
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2002 0676973507 / 9780676973501 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
301 pp. Signed by Stephen Brunt on the title page. Black boards lettered in red on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. This includes a dropped-in sports card from the 1991 AW Sports series featuring Ali vs Forman in Zaire, 1974. The Chapters are: Tunney Hunsaker; Henry Cooper; George Chuvalo; Brian London; Karl Mildenberger; Joe Frazier; Jurgen Blin; Joe Bugner; Ken Norton; George Foreman; Chuck Wepner; Ron Lyle; Jean-Pierre Coopman; Ernie Shavers; and Larry Holmes. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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3 Chaiton, Sam; Swinton, Terry LAZARUS AND THE HURRICANE - The Freeing of Rubin Hurricane Carter
Toronto Penguin Books 2000 0140285393 / 9780140285390 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xiii) 360 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Contents are: Peace Bridge; Taking an Ell; Recalled to Life; and Prevailing Wind; followed by an epilogue and Appendix A: Hurricane by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy; Appendix B: Carter Case Chronology; and an index. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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4 Chuvalo, George (with Murray Greig) CHUVALO - A Fighter's Life - The Story of Boxing's Last Gladiator
Toronto Harper Collins Publishers 2013 1443417335 / 9781443417334 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
380 pp. Quarter-bound in black on blue boards; lettered in silver on the spine; headband; blue endpapers; illustrated with black and white and colour plates. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Said Mike Holmes, "He's the nicest, toughest guy I've ever met. He's got a heart of gold - all he cares about is other people." And Derek Sanderson, "A lot of us have faced personal challenges through the course of our lives. I've certainly had my share. But George Chuvalo has truly shown what a battler he is. Losing a wife and three sons is not something anyone should have to go through." The Contents are: Part One: Weighing In; Part Two: Prelims; Part Three: Main Event; Part Four: Post Fight; and Part Five: Jabs and Hooks; followed by stats and an index. 
Price: 27.45 CDN
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5 Cooper, Henry HENRY COOPER - An Autobiography
London Coronet Books 1974 034017854X / 9780340178546 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good David Poole; 
190 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. Cover art by David Poole. Also known as Sir Henry Cooper and Our 'Enry, he was an English heavyweight boxer, well known for his left hook, Enry's 'Ammer. He held the British Commonwealth and the European heavyweight titles but never managed to beat Muhammad Ali for the World title, even though he did manage a rare feat - he knocked Ali down. 
Price: 5.45 CDN
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6 Fleischer, Nathaniel (editor) (Nat Fleischer; Daniel M. Daniel; Al Buck; Ted Yamachika; W. C. Heinz; Barney Nagler; Lester Bromberg; Ted Carroll; Nat Loubet; Jersey Jones; Ed Van Everyt; Art Collins; Johnny Salak; Stanley Weston; Billy Williams) THE RING - Volume 29, number 9 - October 1950
New York The Ring 1950 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to 
64 pp. Magazine format. Light wear with some faint ink marks on the upper left of the front cover. The front cover features a painting of Joe Louis; the back cover has a Charles Atlas ad. This issue contains: Charles No Louis Beating Beshore by Nat Fleischer; Joe in Big Climax by Daniel M. Daniel; Williams' Defeat a Sermon by Al Buck; Sugar Fusari Sweeten Charity by Nat Fleischer; Marino's Title Triumph Over Allen Is Brilliant by Ted Yamachika; Ringside Snaps in Title Bout; The Story Behind Saddler by W. C. Heinz; Phlegmatic Sharles Unmoved as He Gets Medicos' Okay by Barney Nagler; Nat Fleischer Says - editorial; LaMotta Resolved to Please by Lester Bromberg; Joe Louis' Spectacular Success on His Rich Exhibition Trail by Ted Carroll; A Weighty Problem by Nat Loubet; All in the Family by Jersey Jones; Little Giants by Ed Van Everyt; Jim Jeffries Talks About Fighters of His Era by Nat Fleischer; Fistic Headliners by Art Collins; Boxing Thrives on Rivalry Between U.S. and England by Johnny Salak; News of the Mat World by Stanley Weston; Famous Fights Recalled - photos; The Baker Boy by Billy Williams; and A Biographical Sketch - Archie Devino; along with all the usual features. 
Price: 32.95 CDN
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7 Hirsch, James S. (re: Hurricane Rubin Carter) HURRICANE - The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter
New York Mariner Books - Houghton Mifflin 2000 0395979854 / 9780395979853 Fifth Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
358 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; ink mark on the leading edge of the text block; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Contents are: Death House Rendezvous; Wild West on the Passaic; Danger on the Streets; Mystery Witness; Force of Nature; Boxer Rebellion; Radical Chic Redux; Revenge of Passaic County; Search for the Miraculous; The Inner Circle of Humanity; Paradise Found; Powerful Appeals; Final Judgment; The Eagle Rises; Vindication; and Tears of Renewal; followed by an epilogue and an index. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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8 Torres, Jose (re: Muhammad Ali) (preface by Norman Mailer) STING LIKE A BEE - The Muhammad Ali Story
New York Curtis Books 1971 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good Le Roy Neiman; 
254 pp. Curtis Book 09142. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Preface by Norman Mailer; Epilogue by Budd Schulberg. Illustrated with drawings by Le Roy Neiman. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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