A BOXING DYNASTY The Tommy Gilmour Story

Author: Gilmour (Tommy) with Jeffrey (Robert)
Year: 2007
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9781845021771
Price: 25.00
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Hardback. PRESENTATION COPY. The Gilmour family is the longest lasting boxing dynasty in the world and has ruled boxing across Scotland for more than a century. From the days of bare-knuckle battles and booth fighting to world championship pay-per-view bouts, the Gilmours have always been in the thick of it. This is a blow-by-blow account by Tommy Gilmour, of how his family survived the struggle to dominate the fight game. From the illegal bookmaking days in Glasgow at the beginning of the 20th century, to their start as boxing promoters and managers, to rubbing shoulders with greats like Muhammad Ali and Benny Lynch - this is the story of one family's determination to succeed in the toughest, and sometimes cruellest, of sports. It's also the inspiring story of a family from the Glasgow tenements who made it against all the odds. Illus. with photographs from the Gilmours' unique family archive and includes Tommy's forthright views on the state of the sport at the time - from women in boxing to calls for it to be banned - A controversial and compelling story of a remarkable Glasgow family. Illus., Appendix and Index. 275pp. 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 TOMMY GILMOUR to Nipper Read. F. in F. dw.

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