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This time around, Alex Daley’s ‘Boxing Nostalgia – The Good, The Bad and The Weird’ is up for grabs.
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The champs and challengers, unsung heroes and eccentrics, tragedies and bizarre little-known tales from the history of boxing are all here. This unique assortment of articles comes from the popular Boxing News ‘Yesterday’s Heroes’ column. In this anthology, Alex Daley has delved deep into the archives and interviewed ex-fighters to uncover some of boxing’s most intriguing stories.
British legends like Jimmy Wilde, Jim Driscoll, Ted Kid Lewis, Jock McAvoy, Benny Lynch, Freddie Mills, Randolph Turpin, John Conteh and Terry Downes all feature. As do American greats like Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Harry Greb, Sonny Liston and Jack Dempsey.
Read about the world champion who was sold to a boxing booth by his father, the boxer hanged for murder, the bareknuckle champ who became an MP and the fighter who started a mutiny.
Boxing Nostalgia takes you on a journey through British ring history, from the bareknuckle era to the late 20th century, with stories that are often sad, staggering or downright bizarre.
· The story of Muhammad Ali’s fight on a shambolic show in Ireland
· The world champion sold to a boxing booth for a gold sovereign and a pint of beer
· Women’s boxing pioneers Annie Newton and Barbara Buttrick
· The British boxer who became a Hollywood star
· Britain’s first black heavyweight champion, Bunny Johnson
· How Canadian world champion Tommy Burns became a Newcastle publican
· The monocled ex-public schoolboy who became a prize-fighter
· The famous promoter who vanished, never to be seen again
· When the great Sugar Ray Robinson was forced to live and train in a ramshackle Windsor pub
Alex Daley writes the popular history-themed ‘Yesterday’s Heroes’ column for British boxing’s trade magazine, Boxing News. He is the author of two other Pitch Publishing titles, Fighting Men of London: Voices from Inside the Ropes and Born to Box: The Extraordinary Story of Nipper Pat Daly. Alex was awarded the 2018 Reg Gutteridge Award for services to boxing media.