'As brutally honest as it really is gripping, a laugh and illuminating' Donald McRae
'A pulsating page-turner of a book' Mail on Sunday
The soccer international is stuffed with tales of proficient young footballers who've thrown all of it away earlier than drifting into obscurity. equally, the story of an ageing boxer who gained the identify opposed to the odds is so everyday it has turn into a cliche. yet put the 2 tales jointly and you have anything special: wasted footballers easily do not develop into boxing champions - not less than they did not ahead of Curtis Woodhouse.
Woodhouse were destined for greatness. on the age of 17 he made his debut for his neighborhood membership, Sheffield United, and speedy went from incomes £42 per week to £4000 per week. by surprise he felt like a rock superstar, and commenced dwelling like one - which did not support his soccer. in the beginning, there wasn't an issue, and he earned four England Under-21 caps, taking part in along the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. As his ingesting elevated and he all started getting concerned in fights, he was once bought to Birmingham City at 20 and observed his wages double - yet so did his difficulties. After a brawl, he used to be sentenced to 250 hours' neighborhood provider, and while he eventually reached the finest League he ended up taking part in opposed to Liverpool whereas nonetheless inebriated. He'd fallen out of affection with the sport. After one other move, supervisor Barry Fry recommended he take in boxing to supply an outlet for his anger, and a brand new ardour used to be born.
whereas nonetheless taking part in soccer, he grew to become made up our minds to make it as a boxer, and persisted an extended, demanding conflict to boost the abilities to provide him an opportunity, and in September 2006 he made his specialist debut. together with his father on his deathbed, Woodhouse made a promise: he may win a British name. On 22 February 2014, he received his likelihood opposed to Darren Hamilton - 'I knew i would not lose.' filled with fantastic tales and searingly sincere perception, Box to field shows how anyone can in attaining their dreams - in the event that they work flat out enough.
'This tale...will have you ever teary one second and in matches of laughter the following. A must learn' Daily Star
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