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From the streets of Peckham to the neon-lit 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 a brand of humour and emotion that makes it compelling reading. Before settling on a career in boxing, Frank tried his hand at being a jockey, a 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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"One of the most honest boxing books of our time" (Daily Mail)About the Author:
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.
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Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1840187018
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1840187018