Coming February 2019
Dark Trade: Lost In Boxing, by Donald McRae, award-winning author of eleven non-fiction books and staff writer for the Guardian, is widely considered of one of the best boxing books all time.

This is a new edition, released in the United States for the first time, that includes a new chapter by the author, plus a stunning cover that features a painting of boxer James Toney by noted boxing artist Amanda Kelley.

Dark Trade captures McRae’s illuminating five-year journey through the intense and forbidding world of the professional fight game. Tyson, Bruno, Hamed, Benn, Eubank, Holyfield, Watson, Jones, and Toney confide in him their fears and ambitions. Their fantastic, almost mythological stories are uncovered in striking detail, drawn from the hundreds of hours McRae spent in their company.

With wit, compassion, and lucidity, Dark Trade examines the ways in which race and violence beat at the heart of American and British society and what it is that drives men to pursue this most brutal kind of fame.


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  • Publication Date: Available for Pre-Order January 2019
  • Author: Donald McRae
  • Winner of the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year award
  • First U.S. edition, includes a new chapter by the author
  • Cover features an original, commissioned painting of five-time world champion James Toney, by noted boxing artist Amanda Kelley
  • Available in the United States only
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-949590-05-0