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Book review: Babyface Goes to Hollywood

Andrew Gallimore, Babyface Goes to Hollywood: Fighters, Mobsters & Film Stars. The Jimmy McLarnin Story(Dublin, 2009) Another entertaining read from the author of “Occupation Prizefighter: The Freddie Welsh story“. Gallimore tells the story of McLarnin, one of America’s great ‘Fighting Irishmen’ who made his name in the Depression.

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Alexandra Road, Swansea (Photo: Pat Buchanan, Flickr)

Book review: All in my Corner

Tony Lee, All in My Corner: A Tribute to Some Forgotten Welsh Boxing Heroes(Ammanford, 2009) An invaluable work founded on the diaries of ex-fighter turned manager/trainer Johnny Vaughan, who was a big success in Ammanford in the 1930s. The book is a treasure trove of rare insights and personal anecdotes into boxing tales that would […]

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