Troubador Boxiana Volume 1

Released: 28/11/2014

eISBN: 9781784627287

Format: eBook

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Boxiana Volume 1

An anthology of new boxing writing


Boxiana: Volume 1 is an anthology of never before published boxing writing and takes an in-depth look at the sport’s past, present and future. Original, startling and thought-provoking, Boxiana examines pugilistic themes, characters and issues ranging from the personal to the universal, combining exclusive interview material with meticulous research. The book’s fresh approach will both intrigue and delight all serious followers of boxing. Featured in Volume 1: comic book legend Trevor Von Eeden analyses the significance of Jack Johnson; Mario Mungia tries his hand at amateur boxing; Ben Williams uncovers his grandfather’s bareknuckle boxing career; Matthew Ogborn considers the issues boxers face on retirement; James Hernandez catches up with Jon Thaxton; rising light heavyweight Chris Hobbs recounts his life in the military and the ring; Rowland Stone recalls a heady night in 1992; Corey Quincy attempts to solve the Wladimir Klitschko conundrum and Luke G. Williams examines the meteoric rise of Deontay Wilder and the under-rated career of Chris Byrd. No other boxing anthology can match BOXIANA’s eclectic range of subject matter, or its in-depth examination of issues and characters from boxing’s past, present and future. Boxiana will appeal to fans of adult boxing and sports, as well as students of sports and boxing history.

BOXIANA VOLUME 1 PREVIEWS NOW ONLINE The Boxiana blog now features two exclusive preview extracts from the forthcoming print / ebook anthology Boxiana: Volume 1. The extracts are from the introduction by editor Luke G. Williams, and from a chapter which details the history of boxing-related comic books. Further previews and other exclusive 'extras', including contributor interviews and other features related to Boxiana: Volume 1 will appear between now and publication in November. Check out the previews by visiting

The Boxiana blog is currently running an extensive series ranking all the lineal Heavyweight champions of all time, from number 37 to number 1! More details at

The Boxiana blog is now up and running, featuring a range of online exclusive boxing-related features and articles by Boxiana Volume 1 editor Luke G. WIlliams. In its first two weeks online, the blog has already succeeded in attracting readers from the UK, USA, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Vietnam, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Bulgaria and Colombia among others! Already there are over 25 articles and posts on the blog, including a detailed report from Froch-Groves 2 at Wembley stadium as well as assorted writing on various aspects of boxing history. In the coming weeks, exclusive previews of Boxiana: Volume 1 will also appear on the blog which is located at

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Luke G. Williams

LUKE G. WILLIAMS has written for The Guardian, Sunday Express and among others. His first book, Masters of the Baize (co-authored with Paul Gadsby), was named book of the week in The Sunday Times. As well as editing Boxiana, Luke is UK correspondent for 007 Magazine.

Luke Williams, the editor of Boxiana

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