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Outskirts Press Announces Boxing Basics, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Sports - Martial Arts Book from Syosset, NY Author Al Gotay, MA, MPS

New York, NY, July 29, 2008 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Boxing Basics: The Techniques and Knowledge Needed to Excel in the Sport of Boxing by Al Gotay, MA, MPS, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 7.4 x 9.7 paperback in the Sports - Martial Arts category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $24.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

The illustrations, explanations, and techniques presented in Boxing Basics provide everything needed to excel in the sport of boxing. Easy to follow explanations and illustrations introduce the reader to the sport by providing information on training equipment, types of boxing gyms, and how to get into fighting shape. The bulk of this boxing text is devoted to providing progressive steps in the learning of the sport of boxing. It begins by presenting the primary elements of boxing and ranges to advanced skills. The Instant Reference Guide is a special feature designed for busy persons. It provides fast-track references to the important points in every chapter. This publication can be used as a how-to reference guide for trainers as well as beginners. Book Review: “Some books just show you how to box, others just tell you. Still others do a little of both. With Boxing Basics, Professor Gotay becomes your personal trainer, teaching you step by step how to box. This is the most definitive “how to” boxing book I have ever seen". Review by Randy Gordon, Former Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine;Boxing Analyst for ESPN, USA Network, and the MSG Network;and Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.Presently the host of Fight Club, the popular Sirius Radio boxing talk show.

Deftly constructed at 181 pages, Boxing Basics: The Techniques and Knowledge Needed to Excel in the Sport of Boxing is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Sports - Martial Arts category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Boxing Basics meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $24.95.

Additionally, Boxing Basics can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432725068
Format: 7.4 x 9.7 paperback
SRP: $24.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

As the commanding officer and chairperson of the Physical Education Unit of the New York City Police Department, Al Gotay coordinated and developed boxing and self-defense training for the entire Department. He has provided similar training for numerous agencies. Gotay has been featured in martial arts magazines and he regularly promotes contests in which amateurs can test their fighting proficiency. He is a certified USA Boxing coach, prepares amateur fighters for competition, and has developed a successful model for credit-bearing college boxing courses. Gotay is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education in the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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