By Steve Bunce
Starting in 1970, the start of contemporary boxing in Britain, Bunce takes us from Joe Bugner beating Henry Cooper to an explosion then within the sport's publicity to the broader British public, with 22 million observing Barry McGuigan win his international identify at the BBC. All boxing royalty is the following - Frank Bruno taking over Mike Tyson in Las Vegas; Benn, Watson, Eubank and Naseem; Ricky Hatton, Lennox Lewis and Calzaghe; Froch and Haye - via to a contemporary day scenario the place with warring parties as different as Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, now we have extra global champions than ever earlier than. And along with the combatants, there are the fixers, the managers, the running shoes, the duckers and divers...
Bunce's giant fats brief historical past of British Boxing could have each excessive and very unlikely low, tragic deaths and fairy stories. it's a checklist of British boxing, British boxing humans and fifty years of glory, heartache and drama.
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