Fighting Men of London

Subtitle:
Voices from Inside the Ropes
By:
Alex Daley
Price:
£12.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785314018
Format:
Paperback
Size:
216 x 138
Pages:
288

Description

The compelling life stories of seven former professional boxers who fought between the 1930s and 1960s. This was a golden age when our top fighters were working-class heroes and boxing was as popular as football. It covers such subjects as booth fighting, exploitation in boxing, East End poverty, World War II London, crime and the Kray twins.

About the author

Alex Daley is a grandson of 1920s boxing legend Nipper Pat Daly, and author of the critically acclaimed biography Nipper: The Amazing Story of Boxing's Wonderboy. A copywriter by profession, Alex caught the boxing bug after researching his grandfather's remarkable ring career and has a keen interest in British boxing history.