Knockout: The Art of Boxing

Knockout: The Art of Boxing

by Ken Regan


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Chronicling the legacy of boxing’s biggest names—including the great Muhammad Ali—and their impact on “the sweet science,” Knockout: The Art of Boxing pays tribute to Ken Regan’s incomparable photography and coverage of the sport.

Ken Regan was a young photographer in 1964 when he covered Muhammad Ali’s first fight: his historic victory over Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. Afterward, the young photographer embarked on a lifelong love affair with the sport of boxing.

For the next four decades, Regan chronicled the greatest fights and the greatest fighters of the age. His extraordinary photographs include many of the most enduring images ever created in the history of boxing, as well as portraits of notable trainers, managers, promoters, writers, and the whole panoply of celebrities associated with the sport. Featuring some of the greatest ring action in boxing history, Knockout: The Art of Boxing takes us from sparring sessions and press conferences to weigh-ins and post-fight sessions.

Knockout also features Regan’s compelling stories and firsthand account of his amazing photographic journey into the heart of boxing. Beginning with his early magazine work shooting prizefights, and throughout the following decades, Regan developed close personal friendships with some of the world’s greatest boxers. Regan captures intimate moments showing fighters with their families at home and on the road. With black-and-white and color photography that captures the art of boxing in its purest form, Knockout is one of the most celebrated books ever published on the sport, and a fitting tribute to "The Greatest" boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683831730
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 1,000,174
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Author bio [40 words]: KEN REGAN was the founder of Camera 5, a photo agency known for its coverage of the biggest names in film, music, and politics for more than forty years. Ken’s work was published in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Time, and Paris Match.

Foreword bio [25 words]: MUHAMMAD ALI was an American Olympic and professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the twentieth century.

Introduction bio [25 words]: Oscar-nominated actor LIAM NEESON started boxing at the age of nine, taught by the local parish priests in his hometown of Ballymena, Ireland. In his teens, he held the title of Youth Heavyweight Champion of Ireland for three consecutive years. A lifelong fan, Neeson still works out with his punching bag four or five times a week.

Commentator bio: NORMAN MAILER was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, filmmaker, actor, and political candidate. He wrote The Executioner’s Song and Armies of the Night, among many others, and was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes as well as the National Book Award.

Afterword bio [25 words]: BUDD SCHULBERG was an American screenwriter, television producer, sports writer, and author of the best-selling novels What Makes Sammy Run and The Harder They Fall as well as the Academy Award–winning screenplay for On the Waterfront.

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