Gilbert Odd


Gilbert Odd

Gilbert Odd (1902 – May 12 1996) was a British boxing historian and sportswriter.

Odd boxed briefly as an amateur, then at 18 turned his sights on the sports writing side of the game, becoming a ringside correspondent for the weekly magazine, "Boxing". Starting in 1941 and continuing for ten years after, he served as Editor in Chief of Boxing News, the successor to "Boxing". In 1944, he began assisting in the publication of "The Boxers Annual", which compiled the records of both professional and amateur boxers. In addition, he began the publication of a similar record book, the "Boxing News Authors' and Record Book". Throughout the process of compiling and publishing these records, Odd became known as the best boxing historian in England.

Odd was a member of the British Boxing Board of Control from 1961 to 1969 and became a founding member of the Boxing Writers Club. He also is the first and only journalist to be made an honorary member of the National Sporting Club. Odd was enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995. He retired to Northiam, where he lived until his death in 1996.

Bibliography

Odd has written literally hundreds of articles on boxing for various publications. In addition, he has published over a dozen books, among them:
*Ring Battles of the Century (1949) -- ASIN B0006DCTZA
*Was the Referee Right? (1952)
*Debatable Decisions (1953)
*Great moments in sport: heavyweight boxing -- ISBN 978-0720706956
*Boxing, the Great Champions (1974) -- ISBN 978-0600313021
*Great moments in sport: Boxing : cruisers to mighty atoms (1974) -- ISBN 978-0720707755
*Ali -- The Fighting Prophet (1975) -- ISBN 978-0720708455
*The Fighting Blacksmith (1976) -- ISBN 978-0720709278
*Boxing, the Inside Story (1978) -- ISBN 978-0600314585
*Lee Harvey, Prince of Boxers (1978) -- ISBN 978-0720710267
*The Woman in the Corner (1978) -- ISBN 978-0720711059
*Kings of the ring : 100 years of world heavyweight boxing (1985) -- ISBN 0600358992
*The Encyclopedia of Boxing (1989) -- ISBN 978-1555213954

References

* [http://www.ibhof.com/odd.htm International Boxing Hall of Fame enshrinees: Gilbert Odd]
*Roberts, James B. and Skutt, Alexander G. (2006). "Gilbert Odd." "The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book",4th ed, p 739.

ee also

*Harry Mullan
*Boxing News


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Odd molecule — is a term invented by Gilbert N. Lewis in 1916 for a molecule containing an odd number of electrons. Taking the p shell elements, such molecules are rare; they are usually colored and paramagnetic, that is, attracted by a magnet. Odd molecules… …   Wikipedia

  • Odd Fellows Hall (Blacksburg, Virginia) — Odd Fellows Hall U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Gilbert Sorrentino — (* 27. April 1929 in Brooklyn, New York City; † 18. Mai 2006 in New York City) war ein US amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Im Jahre 1956 gründete Sorrentino mit seinen Freunden vom Brooklyn College, inklusive seines Jugendfreunds Hubert Selby Jr.,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gilbert Sorrentino — (April 27 1929 ndash; May 18 2006) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet, literary critic, and editor. In over twenty five works of fiction and poetry, Sorrentino explored the comic and formal possibilities of language and literature …   Wikipedia

  • Odd Future — OFWGKTA Жанр Альтернативный хип хоп Годы 2007 наст. время Страна …   Википедия

  • Gilbert Gottfried — Infobox actor name = Gilbert Gottfried imagesize = caption = Gilbert Gottfried at the 1991 Emmy Awards birthdate = birth date and age|1955|2|28 location = Brooklyn, New York, U.S. height = 5 0 (1.64 m) deathdate = birthname = othername = homepage …   Wikipedia

  • Gilbert N. Lewis — Infobox Scientist name = Gilbert N. Lewis box width = image size =250px caption =Lewis in the Berkeley Lab birth date = October 23, 1875 birth place = death date = March 23, 1946 death place = Berkeley residence = citizenship = nationality =… …   Wikipedia

  • Odd Hassel — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hassel. Odd Hassel (17 mai 1897 à Oslo, Norvège 11 mai 1981 à Oslo) est un chimiste norvégien, colauréat avec Derek Harold Richard Barton du prix Nobel de chimie de 1969[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Billy Gilbert — Infobox actor bgcolour = red name = Billy Gilbert birthname = William Gilbert Barron birthdate = birth date|1894|9|12|mf=y location = Louisville, Kentucky deathdate = death date and age|1971|9|23|1894|9|12 deathplace = Los Angeles, California… …   Wikipedia

  • Anne & Gilbert — Infobox Musical name= Anne Gilbert subtitle= caption= music= Jeff Hochhauser Nancy White Bob Johnston lyrics= Jeff Hochhauser Nancy White Bob Johnston book= Jeff Hochhauser Nancy White Bob Johnston basis= Lucy Maud Montgomery s novels Anne of… …   Wikipedia