Boxing in the Shadows

About Mr. Donelson, Ringsports.com Rusty Rubin writes, "Tom Donelson is an outstanding scribe in describing the world of boxing. This is why I asked Mr. Donelson to co-authored our book, Billy Soose, The Champion that Time Forgot."

Boxing in the Shadows

Boxing In The Shadows is the story of many great Black fighters throughout the past century and puts their accomplishments within the context of the era that they fought in. This book is the seventh book that Mr. Donelson has written or co-written. Mr. Donelson has written on a variety of subjects over the past three decades and been published in newspapers and publications, Mr. Donelson is a leading observer of the boxing scene as well as a member of the International Boxing Research Organization, the leading boxing historical society. About Mr. Donelson, Ringsports.com Rusty Rubin writes, "Tom Donelson is an outstanding scribe in describing the world of boxing. This is why I asked Mr. Donelson to co-authored our book, Billy Soose, The Champion that Time Forgot."

Punching from the Shadows

Glen Sharp's boxing career was a rise-and-fall story without so much rise in it.

Punching from the Shadows

 Glen Sharp's boxing career was a rise-and-fall story without so much rise in it. A sparring partner for light-heavyweight Hall of Famer Yaqui López, he "retired" with a record of one victory and two defeats. A decade later, having come to understand how and why he failed as a younger fighter, he attempted a comeback. Told with heart and wit, his memoir is a treatise on boxing as both profession and purpose. Sharp uses economic theory to describe the sweet science as a case study in resource management while recounting his own struggle to win fistic glory and his father's admiration.

Jack Johnson Rebel Sojourner

Ultimately, this book is a welcome addition to the study of how itinerant black workers who left the U.S. contributed to transnational resistive politics in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

Jack Johnson  Rebel Sojourner

Discusses the life and boxing career of Jack Johnson.

Boxing with Shadows

The author skilfully evokes contemporary China and the Chinese; his delightful account is peppered with his encounters with the unexpected, including a TV crew, a snake and China's top rock star.

Boxing with Shadows

The author skilfully evokes contemporary China and the Chinese; his delightful account is peppered with his encounters with the unexpected, including a TV crew, a snake and China's top rock star. He also takes us on a personal journey, revealing the growing sense of loneliness and bewilderment he experienced.

Holy Fighters

After years of research and intimate interviews with the key characters in this story, he shows us how the violent business of boxing became a haven of peace and hope for these remarkable and compassionate men.

Holy Fighters

'One of the most captivating boxing writers on the planet' Barry McGuigan '[An] outstanding and important book, Don McRae's powerful storytelling shows the courage of the people of the North' Andy Lee Multi-award-winning author Donald McRae's stunning new book is a powerful tale of hope and redemption across the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland - thanks to boxing. At the height of the Troubles, Gerry Storey ran the Holy Family gym from the IRA's heartland territory of New Lodge in Belfast. Despite coming from a family steeped in the Republican movement, he insisted that it would be open to all. He ensured that his boxers were given a free pass by paramilitary forces on both Republican and Loyalist sides, so they could find a way out of the province's desperate situation. In the immediate aftermath of the 1981 Hunger Strikes, Storey would also visit the Maze prison twice a week to train the inmates from each community, separately. In itself, this would be a heroic story, but Storey went further than that: he became the trainer for world champion Barry McGuigan and Olympian Hugh Russell, who became one of the most famous photographers to document the Troubles. Even with all his success and the support of both sides, Storey still found himself subjected to three bomb attacks from those who were implacably hostile to any form of reconciliation. He also worked with the Protestant boxer Davy Larmour, who fought two bloody battles in the ring against Russell, his Catholic friend. At the same time, in Derry, the British and European lightweight champion Charlie Nash fought without bitterness after his brother was killed and his father was shot on Bloody Sunday - the most infamous day of the conflict. Now, Donald McRae reveals the extraordinary tale of those troubled times. After years of research and intimate interviews with the key characters in this story, he shows us how the violent business of boxing became a haven of peace and hope for these remarkable and compassionate men. In Sunshine or in Shadow is an inspirational story of triumph over adversity and celebrates the reconciliation that can take place when two fighters meet each other in the ring, rather than outside it.

Boxing Shadows

But by the time Anissa started boxing in the early 1990s, the sport was attracting
female athletes determined to make it ... the Rio Grande Valley town of McAllen in
Texas's first women's professional boxing match of the 82 I BOXING SHADOWS.

Boxing Shadows

Reaching the top in any sport requires a long, hard climb. But when you start with the baggage of years of family dysfunction and incarceration in a hellish mental hospital, the climb is especially steep. Yet even with such weights to carry, Anissa Zamarron won not one, but two, world championships in women's boxing. Her story, as dramatically intense as the Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby, is one of tremendous courage and determination to overcome the odds against her as a Latina and as a woman working through mental illness and addiction—a fight in which Zamarron has been as powerful and successful as she has been in the boxing ring. In this compelling biography, acclaimed author W. K. "Kip" Stratton collaborates with Zamarron to tell the story of her unlikely rise to the pinnacle of women's boxing. With searing honesty, Zamarron describes how the chaotic breakup of her childhood family caused her to develop "demons" that drove her to aggressive behavior in school, an addiction to self-destructive habits, including cutting, and eventually to a corrupt for-profit mental hospital in which she spent eighteen months tied to a bed. She explains how boxing became her salvation as an adult; she learned how to turn her anger and aggression into motivation to train hard and excel at her sport, not only becoming the first woman to fight as a professional in a sanctioned fight in New York, but also fighting more ten-round fights than any other woman in history. A gripping account of Zamarron's 2005 upset win over Maribel Zurita to claim her second world championship caps the book.

Boxing in Philadelphia

“I think we got someone coming up in the shadows here who can do that.” Mike
began to emerge from the shadows when ESPN picked up Peltz's card for March
28. It would be at the Seneca Allegany Casino, the other major resort run by the ...

Boxing in Philadelphia

Philadelphia was essentially the birthplace of boxing in America, the city where matches first took shape in the back of bars. Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champ, fought more times in Philly than any other city besides his hometown; Sugar Ray Robinson, perhaps the best boxer ever, fought under his first promotional contract in Philadelphia, appearing there twenty times; and Joe Louis, one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, was trained by a Philadelphia fighter. In Boxing in Philadelphia, Gabe Oppenheim examines the rise and fall of boxing in Philadelphia, and how it often mirrored the city’s own narrative arc. Originating from the tales told to Oppenheim by a retired Philadelphia trainer, this history of boxing is drawn from personal interviews with current and former fighters and managers, from attending the fights in local arenas, and from watching the boxers train in their gyms. In this book, Oppenheim opens a window into the lives of such fighters as Jimmy Young, Meldrick “The Kid” Taylor, Teon Kennedy, and Mike Jones, telling with remarkable detail their struggles, triumphs, and defeats. Throughout, Oppenheim weaves together cultural history, urban studies, and biographical sketches of past boxers to create this comprehensive account of Philadelphia and its fighters. Featuring an array of photographs and exclusive interviews, this book captures the unique history of Philadelphia boxing. It will interest boxing fans, those who enjoy sports and cultural histories, and of course, native Philadelphians who want to discover more about their city and their fighters.

Love in the Shadows

Christina's hero as a girl was Joe Louis , the heavyweight boxing champion . She
wasn't interested in boxing but he was a Negro , and where else , outside jazz ,
was there a Negro hero ? Certainly not in the movies . “ They let us into boxing ...

Love in the Shadows

Impressions of a British reporter in covering the racial crisis in the U.S. for the "Manchester Guardian", centering on his love for a Negro girl of New Orleans.

In the Shadow of the Dragon

The boxers who now entered did not look particularly original , shorts , muscular
legs and boxing gloves , but everything else was very different . Sport is still a
kind of religious service . I could not imagine Max Schmeling or Joe Louis
kneeling ...

In the Shadow of the Dragon


Out of The Shadows My Life of Violence In and Out of the Ring

Can a man with a violent reputation like Dominic really become a 'respectable' member of society? He's determined to try but, for someone who has lived life in the shadows for so long, only time will really tell. This is his amazing story.

Out of The Shadows   My Life of Violence In and Out of the Ring

That reputation has been well earned. A world champion in both the professional and unlicensed circuits, Dominic made headlines after infamously head butting Audley Harrison when the pair clashed at Wembley. Dominic has an impressive ring record against some of the toughest guys in boxing but he has also lived a violent lifestyle outside the ring and has been arrested in connection with an armed kidnapping. But what goes around comes around. Dominic was to find that out to his cost when three masked men burst into the changing room at the gym where he had been working out. While one of the men pointed a gun at Dominic's trainer, the others set about Dominic with an axe inflicting life-threatening injuries. The attack was the turning point for Dominic and now he claims he has turned his back on his violent lifestyle. Can a man with a violent reputation like Dominic really become a 'respectable' member of society? He's determined to try but, for someone who has lived life in the shadows for so long, only time will really tell. This is his amazing story.

Shadow Boxing and Other Bizarre Adventures of a Blind Girl

Now, at age thirty-two, I have lost the majority of my peripheral vision and going blind feels anything but far away. If you are going blind and wonder how in the hell you are supposed to cope with this, my story is for you.

Shadow Boxing and Other Bizarre Adventures of a Blind Girl


Shadow Boxer

Stumbling upon evidence that suggests the person convicted of murdering his lover is innocent, Billy Nichols uncovers what may be a larger conspiracy involving the fight clubs.

Shadow Boxer

Stumbling upon evidence that suggests the person convicted of murdering his lover is innocent, Billy Nichols uncovers what may be a larger conspiracy involving the fight clubs.

Boxing Shadows

Boxing Shadows


The Shadows of Boxing

The Shadows of Boxing visits Prince Naseem's roots, chronicles the contrasting fortunes of the hard men of Ingle's gym, and looks at how the Hamed family have coped with the incredible pressures of fame.

The Shadows of Boxing

Prince Naseem is the one of most charismatic boxers the sport has ever seen. From his early days at Brendan Ingle's gym in Wincobank, Sheffield, he fought his way to his first world title in 1995, and is now a household name. The Shadows of Boxing visits Prince Naseem's roots, chronicles the contrasting fortunes of the hard men of Ingle's gym, and looks at how the Hamed family have coped with the incredible pressures of fame. It also features the first major interview with Naz since his defeat at the hands of Marco Antonio Barrera.

Shadow Boxing with the Gods

Based on the core truth that the greatest ideas, if carried to extremes, can become ridiculous and hurt people, the book traces the diverse strands of human belief in various civilizations, starting with fantasy and myth-making.

Shadow Boxing with the Gods

The Old order changeth Yielding Place to new Lest one good custom Should corrupt the world Alfred, Lord Tennyson SHADOW BOXING WITH THE GODS is a tour through many traditions and beliefs in the history of Man, to arrive at the truths we recognize today. It is a book of aggressive but persistently rational thought, which deconstructs the beliefs and theologies that have accompanied mankind from the earliest times and often controlled human destinies. While many of these beliefs help people to find meaning to the great mystery of life, they nevertheless crave to be understood in the context of our modern environment. Based on the core truth that the greatest ideas, if carried to extremes, can become ridiculous and hurt people, the book traces the diverse strands of human belief in various civilizations, starting with fantasy and myth-making. Ideas about life, divinity, nature and community, have enriched existence but have also caused mayhem and tyranny through blind beliefs that fed fundamentalism and terror. The Nazi holocaust, the burning of witches and heretics at the stake, the indignity of widowhood and caste practices in India, were all the result of beliefs that overpowered the minds of large sections of people. Today, more than ever before, we are equipped with science, reason and information, to embrace the spiritual and the humane, while freeing ourselves from the clutches of superstition and ignorance – thus achieving a far deeper understanding about our individual and collective existence.

In London s Shadows

On that night , too , I paid my first visit to “ The Ring , ” the well - known boxing
centre , also in Blackfriars Bridge Road . While I hate the prizering I like to witness
a boxing match between two equally matched contestants for a small purse that
is ...

In London s Shadows


Shadow Boxing

When they meet Caleb, a struggling artist, he introduces them to the creative and inspiring world of shadowboxes. Filled with heart-wrenching scenes and characters you will never forget, Shadow Boxing is a story of loss and love.

Shadow Boxing

Sixteen year old Alice is living in the shadows: the shadow of her mother’s death, continued rejection by her father and her aunt’s coldness. Will she ever know happiness again? Can she get past her secret torture? Alice is struggling to cope with the death of her mother, after a long debilitating illness. Her father has shut her out of his life and her aunt is only worried about her next spa appointment, and the two are conspiring to send her away. Her angst is so deep it cuts like knife. Will she ever feel whole again? Chloe is the only person who truly understands and when she becomes pregnant, Alice must look inside to find the strength to get them both out of their downward spiral. With the help of John, the caring bookstore owner who provides Alice’s escape, the girls devise a plan to live a life that excludes their self-absorbed parents. When they meet Caleb, a struggling artist, he introduces them to the creative and inspiring world of shadowboxes. Filled with heart-wrenching scenes and characters you will never forget, Shadow Boxing is a story of loss and love. Alice and Chloe each have a story of teenage struggle and finding their place in the world. The ultimate triumph of these two determined teens is an inspiration. Set in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, the authentic and edgy dialogue will resonate with teens and their unique struggle to adulthood.

Out of the Shadows

Can a man with a violent reputation like Dominic really become a "respectable" member of society? He's determined to try, but for someone who has lived life in the shadows for so long, only time will really tell. This is his amazing story.

Out of the Shadows

A world champion in both the professional and unlicensed circuits, Dominic Negus made headlines after infamously head butting Audley Harrison when the pair clashed at Wembley. Dominic has an impressive ring record against some of the toughest guys in boxing, but he has also lived a violent lifestyle outside the ring and has been arrested in connection with an armed kidnapping. But what goes around comes around. Dominic was to find that out to his cost when three masked men burst into the changing room at the gym where he had been working out. While one of the men pointed a gun at Dominic's trainer, the others set about Dominic with an axe inflicting life-threatening injuries. The attack was the turning point for Dominic, and now he claims he has turned his back on his violent lifestyle. Can a man with a violent reputation like Dominic really become a "respectable" member of society? He's determined to try, but for someone who has lived life in the shadows for so long, only time will really tell. This is his amazing story.

Boxing with Shadows

Boxing with Shadows


Shadow Boxing

The Dynamic 2-5-14 Strategy to Defeat the Darkness Within "This book is for the tired, the defeated, the frustrated, and the ashamed.

Shadow Boxing

The Dynamic 2-5-14 Strategy to Defeat the Darkness Within "This book is for the tired, the defeated, the frustrated, and the ashamed. For the hurt and broken, those walking in powerlessness and fear. For all who have found truth but are failing miserably at living it. For those walking in bondage and limitations imposed by forces over which they seem to have no control. For those secretly wondering why their lives don't portray the overcoming reality God has purposed. For those to whom it seems a strong unseen hand holds them to a course they feel incapable of changing." (From Chaper 1) The 2-5-14 strategy gives answers to the 2 ways the enemy has access to your life, the 5 doors to legal ground that gives Satan his rights and the 14 spirits that are the roots of common human problems."