Looking for a Fight

Looking for a Fight : How a Writer Took on the Boxing World - From the Inside

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When Dave Mattews began to research the strange underworld of boxing, he found that many were reluctant to talk to a writer looking for colour pieces without really understand the sport. So he decided to take them on at their own game and began a two-year training programme so he could have one professional fight. "Looking for a Fight" is Matthew's story of his own battle for fitness, the difficulty of learning how to punch properly and how to take a punch. Above all he reveals what really motivates the characters that he worked and trained with. What makes someone risk their life for a purse of a few hundred pounds? Why do so many boxers believe that God is on their side? Is boxing a force for good in our society? This is an account of boxing from within and without.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 195 x 20mm | 237g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8pp b/w photos
  • 0747262357
  • 9780747262350

About David Matthews

David Matthews is a freelance journalist who has written for various newspapers, including the OBSERVER and the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, and is currently working on a scholarship with the BBC.show more

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