For all boxers and fans, this step-by-step guide to successful boxing by a two-time World Heavyweight Champion will be educational and entertaining. Floyd Patterson set out to “pass along to you what I’ve learned, to unlock some of the secrets of the greatest sport in the world.” He succeeded, creating a classic that’s one of the most comprehensive boxing manuals ever written. Topics include rules, equipment, how to bandage your own hands, stance, bobbing and weaving, punching technique, offensive and defensive moves, strategy, and conditioning—all offered with stories from Patterson’s career. Plus, there is a full workout program. With a new introduction by International Boxing Hall of Fame member Bert Randolph Sugar, this tour de force is an excellent resource for trainers and boxers as well as a tribute to a great champion’s career.
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