The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing is the world's most comprehensive single-volume illustrated work of boxing reference, covering all aspects of the sport since its rise from the days of illegal big-money challenge matches to the multi-million-dollar televised extravaganza it is today.
Harry Mullan, who died in 1999, was acknowledged as a world authority on boxing. He edited Boxing News, the world's oldest publication devoted to the sport, and appeared frequently on television and radio, including working as a summariser and co-commentator on fights in 18 countries around the world. He was boxing correspondent of the Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday. Bob Mee, a fellow boxing writer and friend of Harry, undertook the updating of this book for more than a decade. A former boxing correspondent for The Independent newspaper, Bob has penned a number of books in his own right, including Bare Fists, Boxing Hall of Fame, British Professional Boxers' Records, the Heavyweights and Boxing: Heroes and Champions. Matt Bozeat has covered boxing for more than 20 years. He has been a freelance journalist since leaving the Leicester Mercury. He worked as a reporter for Sky Sports and he as written for Boxing News as well as a number of other national publications.