Pugilatus Ted Spoon

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Published: June 2nd 2014

Hardcover

320 pages


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Pugilatus  by  Ted Spoon

Pugilatus by Ted Spoon
June 2nd 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: | 7.37 Mb

Pugilatus is a unique take on the history of boxing- an almanac in novel form. Beginning with Pugilisms rebirth in England eras are linked right up to the present day tracing the evolution of the boxer. Bare-fisted pioneers are unmasked, theMorePugilatus is a unique take on the history of boxing- an almanac in novel form. Beginning with Pugilisms rebirth in England eras are linked right up to the present day tracing the evolution of the boxer.

Bare-fisted pioneers are unmasked, the conversion to Queensberry rules is laid bare and this fresh perspective allows new light to be shed on classic fighters. Five Bare-knuckle legends are resurrected via original illustrations, depicting their fighting styles for the first time. The gradual shift from the London Prize Rules to Queensberry Rules is emphasized, proving just how closely related the two disciplines were.

From 1880-2013 the Queensberry rules are arranged into twenty year chapters, interweaving careers, offering a sense of the sports progression. 15 of boxings greatest, most significant showdowns are revisited in nose-busting detail. With contemporary quotes throughout (newspapers, magazines, manuals are sourced) and over 100 hundred rare B&W/Colour photographs, Pugilatus insists you take a pew, a deep breath, and listen out for that first ding...



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