A review of Ronald K Fried’s book “Corner Men: Great Boxing Trainers”, with a particular focus on the Welsh boxing angles contained in the work.
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A wonderfully in-depth account of the build up to, and action from, perhaps the biggest fight in Welsh boxing history, Tommy Farr’s brave challenge for Joe Louis’s heavyweight crown.
Bob Lonkhurst, Man of Courage: Life and Career of Tommy Farr(The Book Guild, Lewes, Sussex, 1997) The book feels very much like a labour of love and the author has gone to pains to detail the life and career of Tommy Farr, a true Welsh legend from one of boxing’s greatest eras.
Kevin Mitchell, Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Garden, and the Golden Age of Boxing(London, 2009) A fantastic insight into arguably the most evocative era in the history of boxing. Welsh boxing gets to play a part, with an account of Tommy Farr‘s brave challenge for Joe Louis’s world heavyweight crown.