This vintage book offers the reader a complete and comprehensive guide to boxing, with chapters on every aspect of the sport from frame of mind and composure, to tripping, wrestling, and beyond. Written in simple, plain language and profusely illustrated, this timeless handbook will appeal to all with a practical interest in the sport, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Contents include: "Object and Benefit of Sparring", "General Observations", "Learning to Strike Without Losing Balance", "The Best Attitude", "Leading with Left and Stopping with Right", "Left-handed Countering", "Leading and Stopping Left and Right", "Stopping and Delivering Body-blows", "Delivering and Avoiding Cross-counters", "Upper-cuts", "Ducking and Dodging", "Half-arm Hitting", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of boxing.