A brilliant, no-holds-barred account of what life as a boxer can teach all of us about bravery, strength and resilience
"For most of my life, my job was to walk slowly towards a big fella who wanted to punch me in the head until I lost consciousness. You do that enough times, you learn some things about what matters in life - about bravery, about stupidity about keeping going when every part of you wants to give up. I was never the biggest, or the strongest but I had heart and I had grit. And now I want to take you back into the ring and share what I've learned with you."
Tony Bellew is the world champion boxer who beat David Haye in 2017. He's the charismatic, funny Scouser and Everton supporter who appears on sporting gameshows and knows how to play it for laughs. He's the guy who fronted up to Ant Middleton on Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins. He counts James Corden, Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett amongst his celebrity fans. Podcaster True Geordie describes him as his 'fantasy best mate'. In fact his 1.6 million followers on Twitter and Instagram probably signal that a LOT of people think of him as their fantasy best mate.
Over 12 rounds (chapters), he'll take the reader inside the world of championship boxing to reveal what he's learned about elite performance. For the enormous readership of men who are willing to read books about the wisdom to be found when bullets are flying this will take them into the pure world of unarmed combat and the truths to be learned when fists are flying.