Collected from a series of boxing articles in the New York Evening World, this reprint is actually four books in one:
* "How to Box to Win - by Terry McGovern - a fearless, ferocious bantam- and featherweight champion who was one of the first boxers to use persistent body blows to set up an opponent for a knockout
* "How to Build Muscle - by James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett - widely considered of the best heavyweights of all time, Corbett was the perfect blend of brain, brawn, speed and science, and is credited with innovating the counter punch, the feint, defensive tactics and fast footwork
* "How to Breathe, Stand, Walk, or Run - by J. Gardner Smith -a medical doctor and early proponent of using YMCA boxing gyms to develop strong leaders
* "How to Punch the Bag - by Gus E. and Artie R. Keeley, self-taught "Champion bag-punchers of the world"
How to Box originally appeared in 1899 and was regularly reprinted throughout the next three decades. The advice it offers on boxing, muscle development, nutrition and fitness, and punching reflects the training practices adhered to by the great boxers of the early 20th century - regarded by many as boxing’s golden era - and much of it is still relevant today. See for yourself how boxing champions of the past trained to make themselves strong, quick and accurate so they could take on all comers and win. This classic boxing manual should be in the possession of every boxing fan and martial artist....