Manly Art (They can run – but they can’t hide)

By George Kimball

manly-artFrom award-winning sports journalist George Kimball comes this compilation of boxing-related commentary, criticism, reportage, and analysis representing the best of his work over the last decade. With selections culled from a wide array of publications including “Boxing Digest,” “The Irish Times”, and, this is a hard-hitting look at the current state of the sport.

Kimball pulls no punches as he dissects the triumphs, defeats and mistakes of the major figures in boxing yesterday and today-Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya and dozens more-and he proves once and for all: they can run, but they can’t hide.

“George Kimball Keeps Fighting: the veteran boxing writer is still throwing punches, and colorfully, while chronicling the sport, in two new books and in his favorite new arena, online.” – Gelf Magazine, MAX LAKIN. Full interview at

“Through his writing and his presence, George Kimball ennobles the sport of boxing.” – THOMAS HAUSER

“You need to learn to duck before you get into the ring with George Kimball. He comes out of his corner two-fisted and ready to fight.” – J.P. DONLEAVY

“Manly Art is a book that even the mildest fight fan will snuggle up with and wish for a hundred pages more. Kimball writes about people –colorful, intense people — and does it to a turn.” – VINCENT PATRICK, Author, The Pope of Greenwich Village

“In the time it is taking me to write this column, George probably could have knocked off one or two books. But he is not only prolific, he is proficient, for my money the best active boxing writer on this land mass. Manly Art, subtitled “They can run – but they can’t hide,” offers Big George at his best.” – MICHAEL KATZ, Gaming Today (read the full review at

Released April 2011

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