Blood, Brawn, Brains, and Broken Noses by Christopher Sykes
The art of boxing, or pugilism, is one of the oldest spectator sports and has pervaded western culture for millenia.
In Britain, its ‘Golden Age’ lasted from the early 18th century until 1826. During that time it was ‘our’ national sport and most people, regardless of their social class, would have had their lives impacted by it in some way, shape or form.
This book invites you to embark on a historical, philosophical and sociological journey through time from Ancient Greece to contemporary times in order to explore the evolution and appeal of pugilism. Let us begin our journey……….
'A must-read for all serious boxing fans. It really hits the mark.'
- Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton M.B.E, holder of multiple world championships at light-welterweight and one at welterweight -
'Starting out boxing at the age of 12 at Buxton A.B.C, Chris was one of my first boxing coaches. Chris was a great teacher and trainer, he would sometimes get in the ring and spar with us which not many coaches do. I have much respect for Chris as he's played a part in where I am today in the ring and out.'
- Jack ‘One Smack’ Massey. W.B.C Youth Silver Champion, International Challenge Belt, British Challenge Belt, and Senior A.B.A Elite Champion -
Avec l’approbation de (with the approval of)
- Frederic ‘Le Scientifique’ Klose. Welterweight Champion of France from 1999 to 2001 and E.B.U Welterweight Champion of Europe from 2003-2004 and 2006 -
Number of Words: 41500
Published: Apr 2020
Genre: Martial Arts
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