The Ring is an American boxing magazine that was first published in 1922 as a boxing and wrestling magazine. As the sporting legitimacy of professional wrestling came into question, The Ring shifted to becoming exclusively a boxing oriented publication and it is still being published today.
The Ring was first edited by hall-of-famer Nat Fleischer. It has perpetrated boxing scandals, helped make unknown fighters famous worldwide, and covered boxing's biggest events of all time. It is often referred to as "The Bible of Boxing."
The older issues are rare and because they were printed on paper that has deteriorated somewhat, the issues from February 1922 (the first issue) through January of 1953 are stored in the Krug Rare Books Room. If you would like to view them, call the Art, Music and Recreation Department at 414-286-3071 to arrange a visit.
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Submitted by Patricia DeFrain, Rare Books Librarian