Video:Resources to Keep Track of Professional Boxingwith Dave Gaudette
Many resources are dedicated to professional boxing news and rankings. Watch this About.com video to learn the best places to find boxing resources in print and online.See Transcript
Transcript:Resources to Keep Track of Professional Boxing
Hi, My name is Dave Gaudette, I own Front Range Boxing Academy and I train amateur and professional boxers, and I am here today with About.com to give you resources to help you keep track of professional boxing.
Most Credible Boxing Resources
If you are interested in keeping up with the current state of boxing, there are several different resources you can access. The websites of the WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO, they all have websites; you can look and see what is going on with them. The Ring magazine is an excellent source, a classic. It was called "The Bible of Boxing." It started in 1922, and it had it's own ratings, and those ratings up until about 1977 were considered to be, by some people, to rank above all the sanctioning organizations ratings. It is still a highly regarded source of ratings and of boxing news.
One of the best resources for a manger and trainer is a thing called boxrec.com. That gives you the records of all the current fighters, as well as who they fought, and where they fought them. Any professional boxer that has ever laced on a glove, you can find their record on Boxrec.
Literature on the History of Boxing
If you are interested in learning about the history and the folklore surrounding boxing, a book called Reading the Fights. Anything by Jose Torres, who was himself a former light heavyweight champ. Anything by Thomas Hauser. Hauser has written 34 books, his most famous, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times.
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