The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport.
More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others from Europe, Asia and Latin America, and there are also entries on the major boxing countries as well.
Plus entries on the rules, on the organizations, and on the technical terminology and jargon you have to know just to follow the bouts.
The introduction provides a broad view of boxing's history while the chronology traces events from 688 B.C. to 2012 A.D. Not all that much has been written on boxing that is not ephemeral, but much of that literature can be found in the bibliography.
This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of boxing.