Legends of Irish Boxing - Stories Seldom Told

ISBN-13: 978 1 84758 049 1
ISBN-13: 978 1 84758 049 8

Author: Barry Flynn
255 x 255mm / 168 pp/ Hardback

£ 17.99


Legends of Irish Boxing - Stories Seldom Told

This is an exciting look at some of the greatest names in Irish boxing. All your favourite Irish glovemen are here from Barry McGuigan, Wayne McCullough and 'Dave Boy' McAuley to older heroes such as Freddie Gilroy, Charlie Nash and John Caldwell.

Many of Ireland's boxers came from deprived backgrounds where sport really did offer an escape route away from the Troubles or poverty to wealth, travel and sometimes celebrity. Almost all the boxers in this book represented Ireland and Northern Ireland at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and brought home medals. For some this would be the pinnacle of their success but for others the adventure was just beginning. To paraphrase Simon and Garfunkel's song - 'The Boxer' - these are their 'stories seldom told'.

"...fantastically finished with a series of superb, high quality photographs..."
Andersonstown News, book review (27 October 2007)

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