The Boxers of North, Mid and West Wales : 7-9781902719979

The Boxers of North, Mid and West Wales : 7

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Author: Jones, Gareth, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: St David's Press, Series: The Boxers of Wales, Publisher: st David's Press, Published: 28/10/2021, Pagination: 188 pages, 149 b/w, Classification: Mid Wales, Country of Publication: United Kingdom

24.4 cm H | 17 cm W | 1 cm T | 345 g Wt

Casual observers of the Welsh boxing scene might well think that the best practitioners of the sport have all hailed from the valleys and coastal cities of the south.

But the rural counties have contributed their share to the nation's fistic history. In the high-profile heavyweight division alone, the area covered by this book has produced two British champions and another who contested the title.

Others have worn and challenged for Lonsdale Belts at lower weights. The first British boxer ever to win a medal at the world amateur championships can be found between these covers, along with the incredible youngster who was ranked in the world's top 10 by the American Ring magazine when he was just 16 years old. This volume, packed with photographs - many published for the first time - profiles more than 50 boxers from the bare-knuckle era to stars of the present and future.

It is a must-read for any fight fan, whether from Wales or further afield.