Nipper: The Amazing Story of Boxing's WonderboyOverview
Hardback, 330 pages
Price: £15.99 + postage
A biography of boxing Wonderboy Nipper Pat Daly, exploring his ring career and life, and the times in which he boxed.
With rare photos, detailed fight analysis, and extracts from Nipper Pat's previously unpublished memoirs, the book resurrects the extraordinary times of an extraordinary boxer, and offers a great insight into the boxing world of the 1920s and '30s.Read a free samplehttp://nipperpatdaly.co.uk/nipperbooksample.pdfOrder your copyhttp://nipperpatdaly.co.uk/nipperboxingbook.htmlSynopsis
They called him brilliant – the greatest since Driscoll and Wilde; an assured future world champion and a potential all-time great. Nipper Pat Daly, who made his professional debut aged just nine, was a boxing prodigy so precociously gifted that he beat the cream of Europe's boxing talent while still in his mid-teens.
Fans across Britain clamoured to see him fight and sat agog at his uncanny skill, dazzling speed and boundless courage. He topped bills nationwide week-in and week-out, conceding age and strength to full-grown men yet outclassing everyone put before him. By 16 he had beaten several champions, was ranked in the world's top 10 and seemed on the brink of a world title. But incredibly, at 17 he reluctantly retired from the sport he loved, leaving sportswriters and fans to ponder just how great he would have been if he had reached his full potential.
Diligently researched and retold in vivid style, this book resurrects the career and life of one of boxing's most amazing performers, piecing together his unique career in order to understand how such a great talent could vanish so suddenly. Taking us on a journey through a lost world of smoky fight halls, colourful characters and courageous men, this is the story of an incredible boxer and his incredible times.Media Reviews
"A riveting and thought-provoking book." - Colin Hart, The Sunhttp://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/boxing/3515239/Nippers-amazing-but-sad-ring-tale.html
"A truly remarkable story, even by boxing's remarkable standards… It's a brilliant book, a sensational book." - Steve Bunce, BBC London radio
"I was extremely impressed by the quality of the writing... I would recommend this book to anyone interested in boxing between the wars." - Miles Templeton, Britain's leading boxing historian, The Old-Timer magazine
"A compelling biography which has been well researched. It is, in essence, a “Fistic Feast”... The book is a lovely example of how an ancestor’s biography should be written. It captures the spirit of the times, and gives an insight into how the working classes found entertainment up to the First World War, and during the inter-war depression... this book is an enjoyable read which provides a social statement of the Nipper’s world and times." - Richard M. Brown, ffhs.org.uk