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Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing


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Five decades of unforgettable fights and ringside reportage from the voice of British boxing.

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Steve Bunce has worked as a journalist and broadcaster since 1984, writing about boxing for the Daily Telegraph for a decade and since 1999 at the Independent, as well as having a column in Boxing Monthly and for He has been at five Olympic Games, reported on more than fifty fights in Las Vegas and covered bouts in over twenty countries. He is a regular on TalkSport, hosts a weekly boxing show, Bunce's Boxing Hour, on BoxNation, a monthly boxing show on BBC Radio Five Live, the number one boxing podcast, Jibba Jabba, and holds various ridiculous records on the BBC's award-winning Fighting Talk.


"Bunce is a living, breathing British boxing institution. His new book, Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing, brilliantly weaves together some weird, wonderful and forgotten events from 1970 right up to the present day, to deliver an unmissable tribute to the sport we all love, and tales you'd think - if it wasn't Bunce telling them - were just too bizarre to be true. A treat for boxing fans of all ages." * Boxing News *
"A brilliant read. Having covered thousands of fights for several newspapers, Bunce has crafted a wonderful turn of phrase and collected a library of anecdotes. Engaging details appear throughout, adding a welcome human touch to a brutally tough sport." * Press Association Sports Book of the Month *
"Nobody knows British fighters and their stories better than Steve Bunce, a great raconteur who lives and breathes his subject. A history that crackles with energy and is rich in empathy." * Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph *
"Essential reading for anyone with even a fleeting interest in boxing." * Boxing Monthly *
"An enthralling chronology of clout: for aficionados it is a treasure trove of memories; for the lay fan an absorbing year-by-year, punch-by-punch historical assembly of fights and incidents surrounding them. He writes - as he speaks - with a genuine passion, clarity and forthrightness, plus a huge reservoir of knowledge of the sport." * Alan Hubbard, *

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