The Boxing Kings is a national saga rich in drama, inspiration, and pathos...a new window into twentieth century history.

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Boxing brings out greatness in writers [like] Joyce Carol Oates...Beston’s book has that magic...
— Michael Brendan Dougherty, 'National Review'


"... The Boxing Kings is 'a detailed and colorful look at the heavyweight greats ... copiously researched [and] exceedingly well-written ...'” Exclusive interview with Paul Beston. Check it out:

Posted by The Fight City on Thursday, April 12, 2018

‘The Boxing Kings’ shows off an expert knowledge of the sport’s history fitting for someone who can still recall by memory boxing’s Dewey decimal number, as well as a talent for archival storytelling.
— Jacob Siegel, 'Modern Age'


The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring