Michael Prestage, Celtic Fists (Breedon Books, Derby, 1997) An easy-reading introduction to the grand history of boxing from Wales and the other Celtic lands, with plenty of information on the great names from the pugilistic past.
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 […]
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 […]
Michael Watson with Steve Bunce, Michael Watson’s Story: The Biggest Fight(London, 2004) The moving, tragic and inspirational story of one of Britain’s greatest middleweights.
Evander Holyfield with Lee Gruenfeld, Becoming Holyfield: A Fighter’s Journey(New York, 2008) Not the greatest work of literature, but still a compelling story of a truly driven individual and a great warrior.