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Brought to you by Penguin. 

Fully revised and updated with three new chapters.

Boxing is Steve Bunce's game. He has filed thousands and thousands of fight reports from ringside. He has written millions and millions of words for national newspapers previewing boxing, profiling boxers and proselytising on the business. He has been the voice of British boxing on the airwaves, both radio and television, with an army of loyal fans. And now it's time to put those many years of experience into penning his history of the sport of kings on these isles. It's Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing

Starting in 1970, the beginning of modern boxing in Britain, Bunce takes us from Joe Bugner beating Henry Cooper to an explosion then in the sport's exposure to the wider British public, with 22 million watching Barry McGuigan win his world title on the BBC. All boxing royalty is here - Frank Bruno taking on Mike Tyson in Las Vegas; Benn, Watson, Eubank and Naseem; Ricky Hatton, Lennox Lewis and Calzaghe; Froch and Haye - through to a modern-day situation where with fighters as diverse as Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, we have more world champions than ever before. And besides the fighters, there are the fixers, the managers, the trainers, the duckers and divers.... 

Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing has every high and impossible low, tragic deaths and fairy tales. It is a record of British boxing, British boxing people and 50 years of glory, heartache and drama. 

©2021 Steve Bunce (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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If your a boxing fan or fanatic. Beats them all.

I'm a boxing historian 40 years. By far the best boxing book I've listened too or read.
Infact many months later I'm only finishing it. Most of the time Steve Bunce has me searching through you tube with his thorough description fight by fight.
Had me on the edge of my seat.
I will say one thing. Right now I will start all over again.
An audio book for life.
Thank you Steve and I await your next book.
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Love Boxing You'll Love This

I did really enjoy this but it is also a very long listen and some of the fights are a little obscure and uninteresting. It was great to relive some of the classic meetings plus Steve Bunces very accurate and interesting comments on the more recent epic clashes in boxing Hall of fame.

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epic

A fantastic retelling of the history of UK boxing. Bunce is a genius and a true boxing historian.

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THE only guide on boxing you will need

Superbly written and narrated by Steve Bunce. A must for all boxing fans. Buy it you won’t be disappointed

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Good listen

Gosh there’s A LOT of detail in this book, any
Boxing fan will love it. You even get

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Great overview and insight

This is a great listen. Full of detailed and intriguing snippets from the boxing world.

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Really enjoyable and informative

I hav listened to it twice now and I enjoyed it more the second time

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Excellent

Always factual, never dull. This is one worth while owning in physical form and enjoying as an audio book. Bunce's knowledge is unrivalled but far from being a dry book of statistics it brings a period of UK boxing alive.

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Brilliant

A really great document. Brings back fond memories of watching bouts on TV decades ago. Narrated superbly, with great enthusiasm.

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Possibly the greatest boxing history book

So many laugh out loud moments, also the heartbreak associated with this amazing sport. Steve Bunce has seen the best part of 50 years ringside. Here you have the forgotten and the famous side by side, a thoroughly researched and brilliantly told history. Congratulations Mr Bunce, this is a fine piece of work.