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    DescriptionFrom the streets of Peckham to the neon-lit strip of Las Vegas, Frank Maloney's life has been a roller-coaster ride that even he finds hard to believe at times. The Cockney-born son of Irish parents, who once harboured thoughts of becoming a priest, instead went on to manage Lennox Lewis for 12 years and help him become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. In "No Baloney", Frank lifts the lid on the world of big-time boxing and its household names, and gives a remarkable account of his time with Lewis, revealing stories and offering opinions that can only come from a true insider. He also gives an insight into the way money, sex, drugs, politics, bribery and corruption have played their part in the sport. But Maloney's story is not just about boxing. It is about one of life's unique characters whose colourful story is told with humour and emotion. Before settling on a career in boxing, Frank tried his hand at being a jockey, street trader, chef, pub landlord, cab driver and greengrocer. Along the way there have been girls, fights, a murder investigation and a broken marriage, but through it all there has also been a determination to succeed against the odds. Once dubbed a "Mental Midget" and "Pugilistic Pygmy" by Don King, he has gone on to have the last laugh over the flamboyant American promoter, and on those who believed he would fail. Above all, "No Baloney" is the story of a man who has been lucky enough to experience the kind of life he could not have imagined in his wildest dreams all those years ago in South London - and Maloney has made sure he's lived it to the full.

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    No Baloney
    A Journey From Peckham to Las Vegas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Maloney, By (author) Kevin Brennan, Introduction by Ricky Gervais
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 695 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840187014
    ISBN 10: 1840187018

    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    DC21: 796.83092
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BIC subject category V2: WSTB
    DC22: 796.83092
    LC classification: GV1132
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    BISAC V2.8: SPO008000, BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNB, SRB
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour and b&w insert
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    01 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Frank Maloney is a boxing manager and sports consultant and is one of the sport's most well-known personalities. He managed Lennox Lewis between 1989 and 2001, during which time Lewis became heavyweight champion of the world. Kevin Brennan is a freelance sports writer whose work is regularly published in a number of newspapers and magazines including the Mail on Sunday.