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Jim Driscoll statue in Cardiff

Book review: Boxers of Wales, Vol I

Gareth Jones, The Boxers of Wales: Volume One, Cardiff (Cardiff, 2009) Gareth Jones is a journalist with over 30 years experience at the heart of Welsh boxing. His knowledge of the country’s fighters and boxing history is second to none. In the first of his meticulously researched series he delves into the stories of the […]

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Johnny Owen statue in Merthyr Tydfil

Book review: The Big If

Rick Broadbent, The Big If: The Life and Death of Johnny Owen (Macmillan, London, 2006) An emotional and instructive journey through the Johnny Owen story. An unusual style, interspersing descriptions of individual rounds of the tragic Lupe Pintor fight with the story of Owen’s life. This can make the book somewhat disjointed, but it’s more […]

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