The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing is the world’s most comprehensive singlevolume illustrated work of boxing reference, covering all aspects of the sport since its rise from the days of illegal big-money challenge matches to the multi-million-dollar televised extravaganza it is today. As well as details of the careers of the world’s greatest boxers, and descriptions of many of the outstanding fights, it traces the progress of the world title from champion to champion in all the weight classes, outlines the status of boxing around the world, considers the prominent men behind the scenes such as promoters, trainers and managers, recalls some of the great stadiums where boxing history was made, and details the administrative bodies, the rules, the culture and ambience of the fight game, including its occasional tragedies, along with its scandals. A statistical section lists the facts, figures and oddities of the sport. Fully revised and updated to include all the world title fights up to March 2018, there are new biographies and features on the recent big changes in the sport.
Harry Mullan, who died in 1999, was acknowledged as a world authority on boxing. He edited Boxing News, the world’s oldest publication devoted to the sport, and appeared frequently on television and radio, including working as a summariser and co-commentator on fights in 18 countries around the world. He was boxing correspondent of the Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday.
- Bob Mee is the boxing analyst and commentator for Eurosport TV. He has previously written on boxing for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday, and Boxing News. His other books include The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing, The Heavyweights, and Bare Fists. He lives in England. -
Matt Bozeat has covered boxing for more than 20 years. He has been a freelance journalist since leaving the Leicester Mercury. He worked as a reporter for Sky Sports and he as written for Boxing News as well as a number of other national publications.