Founded in 1922 by pugilism aficionado Nat Fleischer, The Ring magazine has endured to this day. Regally dubbed “The Bible of Boxing,” the periodical has launched the careers of unknowns and has stirred controversy in the manner of tabloids, maintaining legitimacy all the while. For "Squared Circle" enthusiasts, this uninterrupted run spans every issue from 1930 through 1980, comprising perhaps the most comprehensive library of its kind. Neatly bound in handsome hardcover volumes, the vintage issues are appealing in that they are complete with crisp covers/pages and combine to weave a tale documenting a sport from its punishing era of 15 rounds and multiple knockdowns to the reign of a brash, self-proclaimed “greatest” fighter. Key cover subjects include: Dempsey, Tunney, Schmeling, Louis, Marciano, Clay/Ali and L. Spinks.
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