Author(s): Ralph Oates
For all the heroism of British fighters, every tilt at the heavyweight title since 1899 had met with failure. Many fans had arrived at the depressing conclusion that they would never see another Briton crowned. However, such despair was challenged by the arrival of Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis.
Frank Bruno had to battle through a potentially career-ending sight problem before he had even stepped into the ring. Once inside though, the power in his punches had the public wondering if the popular challenger was a potential world champion. When he was later joined by 1988 Olympic super-heavyweight gold-medal winner Lennox Lewis, dreams of British world heavyweight success suddenly looked to be more than mere hope and fantasy.
Bruno and Lewis: The Boxing Years is the account of how these two fighters changed the face of British heavyweight boxing on a global stage. The journeys of Bruno and Lewis to the world heavyweight crowns are explored through the insight of a leading boxing historian Ralph Oates, who analyses their triumphs, setbacks, and adversaries.
|234 x 156 mm
|15 May 2017
|26 colour and 16 black-and-white photographs