FEN TIGER The Success of Dave 'Boy' Green

Author: Lonkhurst (Bob)
Year: 2004
Publisher: BL Associates
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg+
ISBN: 9780954027124
Price: 30.00
Hardback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED. Foreword by Sugar Ray Leonard. Dave 'Boy' Green was one of the most exciting British boxers of the previous 30yrs. After an amateur career of over 100 fights, he turned professional in 1974 under the guidance of Andy Smith, and within 2yrs captured the British and European light-welterweight titles. Born at Chatteris in the heart of the Fenland region of Cambridgeshire, Green was a throw-back to the days of another local favourite, Eric Boon. Inspired and encouraged by the former lightweight champion, he thrilled packed arenas with his aggresssive, two-fisted brand of fighting, and burst onto the scene at a time when Fenland folk were desperate for a big sporting hero. In 1977, at the peak of his career, Dave fought magnificently against world champion Carlos Palomino, only to be knocked out in the 11th round with the fight in the balance. Undeterred, he re-grouped, won the European welterweight title, and in 1980 again unsuccessfully challenged for the world title, this time in the United States against American superstar, Sugar Ray Leonard. Although Green had a magnificent ring career, this book is not just about boxing. It is an insight into the life of a man brought up in a humble farming community, who through sheer hard work, also became a highly successful businessman and provided a wonderful life-style for his family. Illus. + Appendix. 328pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of the legendary Scotland Yard detective, the late Leonard 'Nipper' Read, who was Chair then President of the British Boxing Board of Control. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BOTH THE AUTHOR AND DAVE 'BOY' GREEN to 'Nipper' Read. (see images). F. in Vg+ dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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