- Jimmy Wilde, Fighting Was My Business(Robson Books, London, 1970; first published 1938)
A somewhat strange, old-fashioned book, presented as an autobiography but not delivering a convincing tone of voice to suggest that it was actually penned by the great Jimmy Wilde.
Moreover, it was written at a time when – as ‘Wilde’ admits in the book – the ‘Tylorstown Terror’ had been suffering from severe memory loss (a consequence of the last fights of his career) for at least the last 15 years.
Despite these major limitations, the book still has a quite remarkable tale to tell and forms a useful accompaniment to Wilde’s 1914 work “Hitting and Stopping“.
Whatever the limitations, no fan of Welsh boxing can afford to be ignorant of a book detailing the life of, arguably, the country’s finest boxer.