Fight for your life

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The warm, funny and brutally honest autobiography of the sporting legend from Bolton

‘Some people are born to be sports stars. I wasn’t one of them. I was born to be . . . actually what was I born to be? Probably, like most Asian kids growing up in the late Nineties, a doctor, or a teacher. At a push I might have been a cricketer. A boxer? Come off it! No Asian lad did that sort of thing.

Hanging up my gloves has given me the opportunity to reflect not just on my career but on who I am and the kind of person I want to be. Whoever that is, I just hope they get a few less slaps to the face!

Boxing has only ever been part of the storyline. Whether it be winning an Olympic medal at 17, death threats from Al-Qaeda, gunpoint robbery, family fallouts, marriage to a New York socialite, three kids, a reality show, a money pit wedding hall, or walking through a flood and earthquake devastated Pakistan, I’m struggling to think of a quiet day. That means a lot of lessons hard-learned – and here, in my autobiography, you’ll notice that I try to pass a few on here.

I’ve become a teacher after all!’

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AVAILABLE TO PREORDER NOW

The warm, funny and brutally honest autobiography of the sporting legend from Bolton

‘Some people are born to be sports stars. I wasn’t one of them. I was born to be . . . actually what was I born to be? Probably, like most Asian kids growing up in the late Nineties, a doctor, or a teacher. At a push I might have been a cricketer. A boxer? Come off it! No Asian lad did that sort of thing.

Hanging up my gloves has given me the opportunity to reflect not just on my career but on who I am and the kind of person I want to be. Whoever that is, I just hope they get a few less slaps to the face!

Boxing has only ever been part of the storyline. Whether it be winning an Olympic medal at 17, death threats from Al-Qaeda, gunpoint robbery, family fallouts, marriage to a New York socialite, three kids, a reality show, a money pit wedding hall, or walking through a flood and earthquake devastated Pakistan, I’m struggling to think of a quiet day. That means a lot of lessons hard-learned – and here, in my autobiography, you’ll notice that I try to pass a few on here.

I’ve become a teacher after all!’

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Weight 0.569 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 3.1 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

307 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

796.83092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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