Canastota Police Department is requesting the public’s help. If
anyone has any information regarding the burglary, police request that
they contact Chief James Zophy, (315) -697-2240.
Police are investigating a Thursday morning pre-dawn burglary at the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
According to Canastota Police Chief James Zophy, at approximately 2:45
a.m. on Thursday, Nov.5, one or more burglars entered the Hall of Fame.
Once inside, they broke three display cases that contained a total of
six world championship belts.
Four of the stolen belts belonged to Canastota legend, the late Carmen
Basilio and two were won by Tony Zale. The location of the
International Boxing Hall of Fame was in large part decided on as a
result of Basilio’s ties to the Village of Canastota.
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The new biography concerning the life and boxing career of two-time
world middleweight champion Tony Zale is now available to order. Please
see www.tonyzale.org for additional details.
16, 2015. ADDITIONALLY, I now have in my possession a number of
copies of a brand new book titled 'Denver Jack Geyer, The Boxer. His
Multi-faceted Life' that have been SIGNED in black ink on the title
page by the author, his nephew Max A. Geyer. It's an 8 1/2" x 11"
softcover, comprised of 69-pages and includes many rare photos.
Geyer fought in the early 1900s and fought a number of the better
heavyweights of that time including the likes of Carl Morris, Frank
Moran, Battling Levinsky, Rufe Cameron and "Gunboat" Smith. In fact, he
defeated both Moran and Smith.
what boxing historian Tracy Callis has to say about the book in the
Introduction: "In this very informative book about "Denver" Jack Geyer,
the author has provided a well-researched and detailed account of one
of the better American heavyweight fighters during the teen years.
Geyer posted a solid ring record with victories over such men as Ed
"Gunboat" Smith (twice), Frank Moran, George "One-Round" Davis, James
"Tut" Jackson and Rufe Cameron. He also served as a sparring partner
for champions Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey. In addition to his ring
career, "Denver" Jack was a bodyguard for the famous western hero, Tom
Mix, and a Plant Security Guard at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit
after his retirement from boxing. The author utilized newspaper accounts
and "Denver" Jack's personal scrapbook in tracing his career. The book
includes descriptions of his ring battles, occurrences that involved his
family and various endeavors and incidences in his personal life, and
reads in an easy fashion enhanced by numerous photographs. It contains
a goldmine of information about this man and man of those he
encountered during his life."
$25 including postage in the U.S. $51.50 total overseas.
Welcome to PRIZEFIGHTINGBOOKS.COM. I am an avid collector of boxing
books and would like to help you build your own collection by offering
for sale duplicate books that I acquire during my efforts to build my
own collection. Please note that in addition to boxing books I have a
number of non-boxing sports books listed on this site, as well as a
great many other types of boxing memorabilia such as autographs,
artwork, magazines, tickets, and other misc. items. Please contact me
with any questions you may have concerning any of the listed items, or
to request a scan.
As far as which boxing books are most desirable, every collector's
opinion will differ somewhat. I recommend that you check out the
website of Don Scott, editor of Boxing Collectors News at www.boxingcollectors.com
for his opinion regarding books that are the most collectible. By the
way, he puts out an excellent monthly newsletter on boxing
Another terrific resource to anyone who collects boxing books is two
books written by R.A. Hartley; 'History & Bibliography of Boxing
Books' (1989) and 'More Boxing Books' (1995). The author provides a
listing of a very large number of boxing books that have been written,
along with brief descriptions of each one. If you are a collector of
boxing books, these two reference books are invaluable.
If you don't find a title you are looking for in my 'Boxing
Books for Sale' section, please feel free to e-mail me a list of your
wants and I will be happy to keep on file and contact you if I come
across any of the desired titles. I would also be happy to answer any
e-mail correspondence that you send regarding my own experiences in
terms of prices for any boxing books that you might be pursuing.
Lastly, as a collector of boxing books I would always be interested to
hear from anyone regarding boxing titles, or boxing book collections
that you might have available for sale or trade, especially pre-1935
I am currently looking for the following titles:
* The Battle of the Century by George Siler 1897
* Lessons in Boxing by George Dixon 1893
* A History of the Coffroth Family by James Coffroth 1926
* Famous Fights at the Stadium, C.A. Jeffries 1914
* Boxing in Nine Lessons by Battling Levinsky
* Ring Record & Fistic Facts #'s 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 (1894-98)
* Police Gazette Sporting Annuals 1896-1906, 1910, 1917, 1919-20.
A more comprehensive list of titles I am still searching for may be viewed on my blog.
I am also interested in anything related to Sam Langford.