An educated boxer wins more bouts than a boxer who doesn’t understand the fundamental principles of boxing.

Here is some information to help you with Boxing and Life. We are not receiving any money, gifts, etc. from anyone mentioned below to display this information.

You can obtain these books from a Library, some book shops, local markets and online. If you’re not that flash on reading, you can get many of these books in audio style.


Boxing Skills

  • Box Like the Pros – by Smoking’ Joe Frazier with William Dettloff
  • Boxer’s Book of Conditioning and Drilling – by Mark Hatmaker
  • Boxing – by Henry Cooper
  • Boxing: The Complete Guide to Training and Fitness – by Danna Scott
  • Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense – by Jack Dempsey
  • Coaching Olympic Style Boxing – by USA Boxing
  • Cus D’amato: Life Lessons on Will, Skill, Discipline & Psychological Warfare from Mike Tyson’s Mentor – by R. Shaw
  • How Champions Think – by Dr Bob Rotella
  • How to Create a Super Boxer – by Champ Thomas
  • Making the Weight – by Barry J. Whyte
  • The Art of Boxing: Your Guide to the Sweet Science – by trainer and judge Bobby Mayne
  • The Boxing Companion: An Illustrated Guide to the Sweet Science – by Richard O’Brien
  • The Fighter Within – by Rocky Warren
  • The Fighter’s Mind – by Sam Sheridan
  • The Method – by John Famechon with Frank Quill
  • The Ultimate Boxer: Understanding the Sport and Skills of Boxing – by Christy Halbert Ph.D
  • Winning Boxing – by Julius McClure Carson and Lacy Banks

Autobiographies and Bibliographies

  • A Flame of Pure Fire – by Roger Kahn [Jack Dempsey]
  • In This Corner…! – by Peter Heller [42 world champions]
  • Iron Ambition, My Life with Cus D’Amato – by Mike Tyson
  • King of the World – by David Remnick [Muhammad Ali]
  • Tales from the 5th Street Gym – by Fergie Pacheco [Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Leonard]
  • Ten Thousand Words a Minute – by Norman Mailer [Benny Paret, Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston]
  • The Boxing Album: An Illustrated History – by Peter Brooke-Ball, Derek O’Dell and O.F Snelling
  • The Legendary Champions – by Rex Lardner [Illustrated story of Boxing’s greats]
  • The Sweet Science – by A.J Liebling [Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis]
  • Undisputed Truth – by Mike Tyson



  • Absolute Happiness – by Michael Domeyko Rowland
  • Animal Spirit Guides – by Steven D. Farmer Ph.D
  • As Chance Would Have It, a study in coincidences – by Hans C. Moolenburgh
  • Ask and it is Given – by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • Body Language – Allan Pease
  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – by Dr Joe Dispenza
  • Chicken Soup of the Soul – by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
  • Confidence, finding it and living it – by Dr Barbara De Angelis
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – by Richard Carlson Ph.D
  • Empaths feel the emotions of others as their own.
  • Feel the Fear and do it Anyway – by Susan Jeffers
  • Grief Girl – by Erin Vincent
  • Grief 7 Stages
  • Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language – by Robin Dunbar
  • How to Have the Wedding You Want, not the one everyone else wants – by Danielle Claro
  • Languages, how to learn audiobooks – by Michel Thomas
  • Mantra, Sacred Words of Power – by Thomas Ashley-Farrand
  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – by John Gray
  • Mistakes Were Made, but not by me – by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
  • Out of the Darkness – by Steve Taylor
  • Pulling Your Own Strings – by Dr Wayne W. Dyer
  • Secrets of Success – by Michael Domeyko Rowland
  • Self Matters – by Dr Phillip McGraw
  • Taming Toxic People – by David Gillespie
  • The Brain That Changes Itself – by Norman Doidge MD
  • The Leader in You – by Dale Carnegie
  • The Power is Within You – by Louise L. Hay
  • The Power of Now – by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Woman who Changed her Brain – by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
  • Unlimited Power – Anthony Robins
  • Way of Psychic Protection – by Judy Hall
  • You Can Heal Your Life – by Louise L. Hay
  • Your Erroneous Zones – by Dr Wayne Dyer


  • Are you the one for Me? – by Barbara De Angelis
  • Better Single than Sorry – by Jennifer Schefft
  • Emotional Alchemy, mind can heal the heart – by Tara Bennett-Goleman
  • Dance of Anger – by Harriet G. Lerner
  • Divorce Book for Parents – Vicki Lansky
  • Divorce Poison – by Dr Richard A. Warshak
  • If I’m so Wonderful, why am I still Single? – by Susan Page
  • In the Meantime – by Jyanla Vanzant
  • Secrets of Successful Relationships – by John Gray
  • Sex, Love and the Dangers of Intimacy – Nick Duffell and Helena Lovendal
  • Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay – Mira Kirshenbaum
  • Toxic Parents – by Susan Forward and Craig Buck
  • What is your Self Worth? – by Cheryl Saban Ph.D
  • Why Men don’t listen and Women can’t read maps – Allan and Barbara Pease

Peace is not somewhere waiting for you… You have to create it.


Watch plenty of videos of the greats and work with your Trainer to develop your style. E.g. you may think you’re Mike Tyson, however your body shape and ability could be more like other Champions. We can’t stress the importance enough on working with your Trainer in person regularly.

If at first you don’t succeed… try doing what your trainer told you to do the first time!

  • Punch fit – Personal Trainers Guide to Boxing and Equipment
  • Title Boxing DVDS, they also have some on Youtube
  • Trainer Freddie Roach – videos by Title Boxing
Joe Gans – Lessons from the Old Master (Video works on YouTube)
Validation – the feeling that other people approve of and accept you; recognition or affirmation that a person or their feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile.
What the Bleep Do We Know explores the natural laws of quantum physics and their interconnected relationship to human consciousness in how we perceive and experience our lives. Scientifically, the movie is a dramatic shift in how we understand the unseen sub-atomic world and how thoughts become things. (Video works on YouTube)

This is just a list of Boxers in alphabetical order to get you started. There are many more talented people that you can find on the internet and in books. As well as many that you see compete in local tournaments around the world.

  • Your name?
  • Ann Wolfe “Brown Sugar” (USA) F
  • Bob Mirovic “The Big Bear” (Croatian/Australian)
  • Bobby Dunn (Australian)
  • Cecilia Braekhus (Norwegian) F
  • Charkey Ramon (Australian)
  • Claressa Shields “T-Rex” (USA) F
  • Daniel Geale “Real Deal” (Australian)
  • Dave Sands (Australian)
  • Diana Prozac (Australian) F
  • Elizabeth Wilkinson/Stokes “European Championess” (British) 1722 F
  • Erin McGowan (Australian) F
  • Giselle/Jisselle Salandy “Magic” (Trinidad And Tobago) F
  • Grahame Cheney “Spike” (Australian)
  • Hector Thompson (Australian)
  • Holly Holm “The Preacher’s Daughter” (USA) F
  • Jack Dempsey “Kid Blackie” and “The Manassa Mauler” (USA)
  • James J. Braddock “Cinderella Man” (USA)
  • Jeff Fenech “Marrickville Mauler” (Australian)
  • Jeff Harding “Hit Man” (Australian)
  • Jimmy Carruthers (Australian)
  • Joe Bugner “Aussie Joe” (Hungarian/British/Australian)
  • Joe Gans “Old Master” (USA)
  • Joe Louis (USA)
  • Johnny Famechon (French/Australian)
  • Katie Taylor “KT”, “The Bray Bomber” and “Simply the Best” (Irish) F
  • Kirk Douglas (USA)
  • Kostya Tszyu “Thunder from Down Under” (Russian/Australian)
  • Laila Ali (USA) F
  • Les Darcy “The Maitland Wonder” (Australian)
  • Lionel Rose “Slim” (Australian)
  • Lucia Rijker “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World” (Dutch) F
  • “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler (USA)
  • Michael “The Great” Katsidis (Australian)
  • Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay (USA)
  • Natascha Ragosina “The Russian Tsarina” and “Miss Sledgehammer” (Russian) F
  • Omari Kimweri “Lion Man” (Tanzanian/Australian)
  • Regina Halmich (German) F
  • Rocky Marciano (USA)
  • Rocky Mattioli (Italian/Australian)
  • Shannon O’Connell “Shotgun” (Australian) F
  • Sharon Anyos “Wild Thing” (Australian) F
  • “Snowy” Reginald Baker (Australian/USA)
  • “Sugar” Ray Leonard (USA)
  • “Sugar” Ray Robinson (USA)
  • Susie Ramadan “Susie Q” (Australian) F
  • Tony Mundine (Australian)
  • Vic Patrick (Australian)
  • Willie Pep “Will o’ the Wisp” (USA)
  • “Young Griffo” Albert Griffiths (Australian)


Bear in mind that movies don’t always show real life, the good, the bad, etc. Note that none of the Rocky movies are on this list, (regardless of what you think of the movie) we consider that it is not an adequate representation of the sport.

  • Against the Ropes [based on female boxing Promoter/Manager, Jackie Kallen]
  • Ali [based on Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight champion]
  • Bully 2018 [a quiet, heavy-set high school kid, is constantly bullied by his classmates.  After a chance meeting with a former professional boxer, the kid decides to learn how to fight back]
  • Capernaüm (“Chaos”) 2018 [a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Zain journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old “adult” fleeing his negligent parents, surviving on the streets, where he meets a migrant worker, who provides him with shelter and food, he takes care of her baby in return]
  • Cinderella Man [based on James J. Braddock, world heavyweight champion]
  • Facing Ali [talking about Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight champion]
  • Jab 2016 TV Series by Lucilla Blankenberg and Paul Ian Johnson [a gritty, uplifting coming-of-age drama set in the world of competitive women’s boxing. South Africa]
  • Million Dollar Baby [based on stories in Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner 2000, written by boxing trainer and manager Jerry Boyd under the pen name F.X. Toole]
  • Raging Bull [based on boxer Jake LaMotta’s autobiography, whose self-destructive and obsessive rage and sexual jealousy destroyed his relationship with his wife and family]
  • Southpaw [shows how unscrupulous a bad manager can be]
  • The Boxer [loosely based on Barry McGuigan, world featherweight champion]
  • The Brawler 2019 [based on Chuck Wepner vs Muhammad Ali for world heavyweight champion. Chuck allows the fame to get to his head and begins partying, cheating on his wife and doing cocaine]
  • The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone 2009 [a former pro boxer meets a bullied kid who has an alcoholic, abusive father.  The life lessons the old boxer teaches the kid are golden]
  • Trade 2007 [Human trafficking, follow 4 kidnapped people from around the world on their journey from Mexico into USA.  A Texas Ranger and a Mexican boy work together to free their family members]