“I Have Come to Destroy”: Marvin Hagler Prepares for War

Marvin Hagler at Tocco’s Ringside Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 11, 1985, where he trained for what would end up being all out WAR versus Thomas Hearns on April 15, 1985. Credit: Jim Wilson/Boston Globe Staff/File. The following is an excerpt from The War: Hagler–Hearns and Three Rounds for the Ages, by Don Stradley. […]

Why Would a Publishing Company Use Kickstarter?

Hamilcar Publications recently ran our first successful Kickstarter campaign. We raised more than $28,000 for our first pure hip-hop title, From Boom Bap to Trap: Hip-Hop’s Greatest Producers. Why did we decide to try Kickstarter? We have worked hard over the past four years to build Hamilcar Publications into a respected publishing house. Feedback from […]

Todd D. Snyder’s Top Fives: Boxer Cameos in Rap Videos

Mike Tyson makes a cameo appearance in Eminem’s “Godzilla” at the 3:03 mark. This article is written by Todd D. Snyder, author of Beatboxing: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fight Game (November 16, 2021). This “Top Five” post is part of a series leading up to the publication of Beatboxing. *** In my new book Beatboxing: […]


Hamilcar Publications and Rival Boxing Gear are proud to announce a multifaceted partnership between two industry leaders in the world of boxing. The first phase of the partnership has launched, with Rival Boxing offering Hamilcar’s boxing books for sale. Consumers can now find the books on Rival Boxing’s websites, and soon in their four retail […]

Marvin Hagler and Hip-Hop

Yesterday, March 13, 2021, the boxing world lost the great “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler. Here is a playlist of hip-hop songs that honor Hagler. The songs are pulled from Todd D. Snyder’s book, Beatboxing: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fight Game. Rest in Peace Champ.   Here are the full playlists from Beatboxing. YouTube Spotify

Death Was Never Far from Carlos Monzon

The following is an excerpt from A Fistful of Murder: The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Monzon, by Don Stradley. Copyright © 2020 Don Stradley. *** CHAPTER 8 BULLETS The report from Argentina: Monzon had accidentally shot himself. On February 28, 1973, Monzon endured a two-hour operation to remove a bullet from his right forearm. […]

Foreword From Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho

Below is the Foreword from Christian Giudice’s new book, Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho, written by Carlos Acevedo, author of Sporting Blood: Tales From The Dark Side Of Boxing. ***      He was garish, crude, outlandish, lewd, reckless, and loud. Everybody paid attention to him—he made sure of […]

Play It Again Al

Al Bernstein Back To His Lounge Singing Roots

Author and journalist Paul Zanon interviews Showtime boxing analyst and International Boxing Hall of Fame member Al Bernstein about his life in show business, love of music, and his joy in putting on a show for audiences in Vegas and wherever he has the time to sing for an audience while on the road.  Connect […]

A Talk with Christian Giudice, Author of Macho Time

Christian Giudice Author

  A Talk with Christian Giudice, Author of Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho This is your fourth biography of a Latin American boxer. Where does your interest in them stem from? I have always been fascinated with Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran, and what made him so endearing to […]