While I have mixed feelings about The Sweet Science that is boxing, I love being submerged into unfamiliar worlds.
Since the first depictions of boxing that have been found are Sumerian and date from the 3rd millennium BC, there is rich ground for story telling predating our current MMA Fighter, Cage Fighter, and Underground Fighter New Adult craze.
Here are some wonderful boxing influenced Historical Romances for your reading pleasure:
6. The Scandalously Bad Mr. Milroy by Alexandra Hawkins
Do you have a favorite boxing based Historical Romance? Let me know!
To vote for the best of the best, go to the Goodreads list: Pugilists: Historical Romances with the Boxing.
Visit my Pinterest Board, Knock Out: Best Fighter Heroes and Heroines in Romance, for some Fighter Eye Candy from the lat 1800's, the 1900's, and the 2000's.