Colleen Aycock

Colleen Aycock is the author/co-author/editor of four books on boxing by McFarland Publishers: Joe Gans: A Biography of the First African American World Boxing Champion, The First Black Boxing Champions: Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s, and Tex Rickard: Boxing’s Greatest Promoter. Her book on The Magnificent Max Baer: The Life of the Heavyweight Champion and Movie Star is scheduled for release in the spring of 2018.

Posts by Colleen Aycock

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Jonathan Eig has compiled the most interesting and informative details from the best of the Muhammad Ali biographers, boxing historians, and Ali’s friends and family to give readers a comprehensive look at a complex life both blessed and cursed by the sports world’s toughest profession.

Wham! Bam! O, What a Sham!

By interviewing so many of the second Ali-Liston fight’s participants and their direct descendants before their information slips away and is lost to us forever, Rob Sneddon has added remarkably to the history of boxing.