Sunday, July 29, 2012

Old-time Boxing Manuals: *Boxing*, by R.G. Allanson-Winn

Probably as much as any other sport, boxing is one that has a rich history. Fans, as well as practitioners, of the sport are often nostalgic about how the sport was played "back in the day." Here is the first in a collection of "old-time boxing manuals" that I will post here.

I'm dedicating this blog entry to Frank, a very good friend of mine from high school, who has commented on the sentimental, old-time appeal of the sport. He and I have tentatively agreed to put the gloves on sometime for a friendly contest. I'm looking forward it; I think it will be a good time and, no doubt, a good, spirited match.

For now, enjoy the book. Also, please note that most, if not all, of these old-time boxing manuals were written during a different time. That earlier time had somewhat different cultural, social, and political sensibilities and may use some words and expressions that are rarely used today. Please remember that I did not write these materials and I do not necessarily endorse everything they say about training techniques or other matters. Thanks.

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