New York: Richard K. Fox, 1899. First edition. Small stapled paperwraps measuring approximately 3 x 4.25" with cover serving as title page. 151 pages plus ads. Illustrated with drawings and inserted full-page black-and-white photographs, 6 of boxers and one of the compiler, Sam Austin. Statistics for various the sports make up the first 55 pages but the bulk of the book is reserved for "Pugilistic Records" along with several pages of "Prize Ring Rules." Boxers pictured are Bob Fitzsimmons, Tom Sharkey, Charles (Kid) McCoy, George (Kid) Lavigne, George Dixon, and Ben Jordan. George Dixon (1870-1908) was a Canadian professional boxer and the first black athlete to win a world championship in any sport. He is is widely credited with developing the training practice of shadowboxing. Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer ranked Dixon as the #1 featherweight of all-time. He moved to Boston from Africville, Canada, to pursue his boxing career at age 16. He is buried in Boston Mount Hope Cemetery in Boston. (Wikipedia). "At his peak, Dixon used his clout to push for Black civil rights, like making sure promoters reserved seats at his fights for Black fans" (Steve McKinley, Halifax, website of The Star newspaper). Small chips at cover edges, front cover torn affecting "Pugilistic Records" in subtitle, only remnants of the spine remain, interior fine.