||This major reference book covers the history, records and lore of boxing. Introductory chapters give a brief history of boxing, a time line of boxing history, an overview of boxing demographics, and a list of ancient Greek boxing champions. Following sections offer an introduction to bare knuckles boxing and entries that cover bare knuckles and transitional fighters' careers and statistics. The main body of the work presents alphabetical entries of Queensberry Rules-era (1895-present) fighters, with over 2,600 entries. Each entry includes dates of birth and death, place of birth, nicknames, a list of fights, and career statistics.