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Inhaltsangabe: At a fighting weight of little more than 11 stone, Paddy Monaghan was not immediately as intimidating as bare-knuckle boxers like Lenny McLean or Roy Shaw. But if anyone dared to underestimate this man?as many foolish opponents did in the past?the full force of the hardest man in Ireland, a fine and ferocious fighting machine, would be unleashed. His unbroken record of 114 bare-knuckle fight wins is not only testimony to his exceptional strategic skill and fearsome punching ability, but also to his sheer determination and passion. Paddy Monaghan simply has something inside him that will not allow defeat. Life has been far from easy for Paddy. Although the Monaghans were originally a wealthy, land-rich family, by the time Paddy was born all of the family's money and land had been wasted away through fraud and gambling. So, in a desperate attempt to make ends meet, Paddy's father uprooted the family, eventually settling them in a crowded one bedroom flat in Abingdon, England. This is where, aged five, Paddy received the grounding for his future as a fighter. A wiry youngster who was not willing to be pushed around, Paddy left school with a reputation for fighting. He had no qualifications and was unable to read or write, but was widely admired by most of his peers for going out of his way to defend the weaker boys. Many years later, once again refusing to be beaten, Paddy Monaghan single-handedly taught himself how to read and write, beginning with the ABC books designed for infant children. Paddy, a staunch Muhammad Ali fan, displayed the same tenacity when he launched a one-man campaign to protest the stripping of Ali's boxing license in 1967. Credited with coining the phrase "Ali, the people's champion," Paddy's actions came to the attention of the great man himself. And the next time Ali came to the UK, he went to meet Paddy at his council house in Abingdon. This, the first meeting of many, brought two men who were socially worlds apart together in a friendship based on mutual respect and admiration. Over the years rubbing shoulders with many a legend, Paddy Monaghan has an extraordinary story to tell. This remarkable autobiography gives a unique insight into Paddy's world of violence?a world he only ever entered in order to provide for his beloved wife and children.
Über den Autor: PADDY MONAGHAN was born in the village of Ederney, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. When Paddy was 5 years old, his father, broke and desperately trying to make ends meet, uprooted the family to Abingdon, England. Often bullied and ridiculed as a young lad for his strong Northern Ireland accent, Paddy, determined that no one would push him around, quickly learned to fight with ferocity beyond his years. This was the beginning of a long and renowned career as a bare-knuckle fighter. He retired in 1980 and now, almost 30 years later, his extraordinary 114 bare-knuckle fight win record is still intact. He returned to the small Irish village of Ederney where he lives today. PETER GERRARD is a crime writer and biographer. He lives near Boston in rural Lincolnshire with his wife and son. Amongst others he has worked with Reggie Kray, Ronnie Knight and was the co-author of Lenny McLean's autobiography - The Guv'nor - the surprise bestseller of 1998.
Titel: Street Fighting Man
Verlag: John Blake
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung John Blake Publishing Ltd 07/04/2008, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9781844545537
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers FPS1844545539VG
Buchbeschreibung John Blake Publishing Ltd, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1195804
Buchbeschreibung John Blake Publishing Ltd 07/04/2008, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9781844545537
Buchbeschreibung John Blake Publishing Ltd 07/04/2008, 2008. Buchzustand: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9781844545537
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001826891
Buchbeschreibung John Blake Publishing Ltd, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CHL1956726
Buchbeschreibung John Blake. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1844545539. Buchnummer des Verkäufers W0030010
Buchbeschreibung John Blake, London, 2008. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. First printing. With Foreword by Muhammad Ali. Paddy Monaghan was born in 1944 in the village of Ederney, County Fermanagh. At the age of five the family was uprooted to Abingdon, later he learned to fight and began a long career as a bare-knuckle fighter. Retiring in 1980, thirty years on, his record of 114 consecutive fight wins is still intact. 273 pages plus photographic plates. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005137
Buchbeschreibung John Blake. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1844545539 WITH DJ. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PP0035174