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Knockout Fiction

Enjoy a variety of novels, short stories, and poems about the lives of boxers.

 

The Killings of Stanley Ketchel

This action-packed book follows the fictional story of real-life boxer Stanley Ketchel, an American boxer at the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Every Time I Talk to Liston: A Novel

Titled after boxing great Sonny Liston, this book follows Amos, a down-and-out boxer, from the rings of Las Vegas to Trenton, NJ. There he trains another boxer, TNT, for the Heavyweight Championship of the World.

 

The Barfighter

Learn about the seedy underworld of fighting and follow Marvin and his new manager, Lee, as they move up in the world of boxing in the 1980's.

 

Boxing Stories

Enjoy 16 stories and 3 poems about the sport set in the 1930's.

 

The Distance

1948 San Francisco is the setting for this dark thriller surrounding the boxing scene.

 

A Stone for Danny Fisher

A boxer who boxed to support his family ultimately could not escape the mob world and black market of New York during the Great Depression.

 

On the Ropes: A Duffy Dombrowski Mystery

This comedy features a social worker who also likes to box, and his quest to solve a murder with the help of his newly adopted basset hound.

 

Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner

A collection of moving tales about boxing, including the one made into an Oscar-winning movie.