The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing is the world's most comprehensive single-volume illustrated work of boxing reference. As well as biographies of the greatest boxers of all time, from John L Sullivan and Jack Dempsey, through Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali to Anthony Joshua and Floyd Mayweather Jr, there are reports from outstanding fights across the ages and, uniquely, a record of every world championship fight ever contested.
It considers the prominent men behind the scenes such as promoters, trainers and managers as well as famous boxing venues, administrative bodies, rules, culture and ambience of the fight game. There is also a section celebrating boxing in the Olympic Games, recalling the outstanding feats of, amongst others, Joshua, Nicola Adams and James DeGale. The book concludes with a detailed timeline of boxing history. No serious student of boxing can afford to be without The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing on their shelves.
Harry Mullan, who died in 1999, was a world authority on boxing. He edited Boxing News and appeared frequently on television and radio. He was boxing correspondent of the Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday. Bob Mee, a fellow boxing writer and friend of Harry, was boxing correspondent for The Independent newspaper. He penned a number of books in his own right, including Bare Fists, Boxing Hall of Fame, British Professional Boxers' Records, the Heavyweights and Boxing: Heroes and Champions. Matt Bozeat has covered boxing for more than 20 years. He has been a freelance journalist since leaving the Leicester Mercury, reported for Sky Sports and written for Boxing News.