The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing

By Barry J. Hugman

The much-anticipated 2nd Edition:

Volume 1 features Mini Fly, Junior Fly, Fly,        Junior Bantam, Bantamweight and Junior Featherweight to December 2018:

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Volume 2 features Featherweight, Junior Lightweight, Lightweight, Junior Welterweight and Welterweight divisions to December 2018:

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Volume 3 features Junior Middleweight, Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, and Heavyweight to December 2018:

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The 1st Edition received rave reviews:

“This 4-volume treasure is destined for the boxing reference Hall of Fame. A masterful entry.”

- Don Cogswell, President of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO).

"The word 'magnificent' really doesn’t do justice in trying to describe boxing historian Barry Hugman’s epic four-volume series"
- Mike Silver, The Ring magazine.

"Unmissable" - BoxingNewsOnline.net

“…a truly incredible body of work…”

- Boxing News.

 

Not only does the 2nd Edition:

  • Cover fights from the 1870s to December 2018

  • Contain details of every known world championship contest or claim

  • Include results, weights, fight summaries and much more

  • Publish the work of 32 years of thorough and exhaustive research by world-renowned boxing historian, Barry Hugman

  • Tell the definitive story through in excess of 1.25million words across 3 comprehensive volumes

  • Provide a ground-breaking and unique series

But also:

  • Includes several new fights from yesteryear.

  • Mentions, where required, all men who have won titles in different weight divisions.

  • In an effort to find one champion per division, lists all title fights that I consider to be Lineal with explanations attached - arguably unique in the published world.

  • Has re-audited all dates and results.

  • Analysed all 'RSC' results since 1993 that could be considered a technical count out, such as the referee dispensing with the count so that a fighter can be seen by a doctor asap.

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The 1st Editions can still be bought here:

Volume 1 features Mini Fly, Junior Fly, Fly,         Junior Bantam and Bantamweight to 2016:

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     Volume 2 features Junior Feather, Feather, Junior      Light and Lightweight to 2016:

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     Volume 3 features Junior Welter, Welter, Junior      Middle and Middleweight to 2016:

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Volume 4 features Super Middle, Light Heavy,   Cruiser and Heavyweight to 2016:

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This epic series is the result of more than 30 years of research by world renowned boxing historian Barry J. Hugman, who has scoured libraries, newspapers and relevant institutions across several countries to pull together the most complete history of world championship boxing. Invaluable assistance on early British material has been provided by Harold Alderman MBE. From the 1870s to October 2016 all newly discovered and known world championship bouts have been chronologically listed, together with the result and brief fight summary and, where known, the venues, scorecards and referees are provided too. It’s a story of amazing fights, questionable decisions, riots, police intervention, scandals, and bravery, featuring countless legends of the ring.

                                                    © 2016-2019 Barry J. Hugman & Sean Willis