Brednan Ingle has worked with many good or world class fighters (Herol Graham,Prinne Naseem, Junior Witter, Ryan Rhodes) so its surprising that a fighter with a record of 45-12-2(29) would be the fighter he has been most proud of. In short J.Nelson should never have acheived what he did (6 year WBO Crusierweight champion, with 14 successfull title defences).
Nelson turned pro in 1986 (at 19) and lost his first 3 fights (the worst of starts). in 1990 with a record of 15-5 he had a tepid draw with a faded Carlos De Leon for the WBC Crusierweight crown (its one of the worst fights in history). 2 years later with a record of 21-5-1 he lost another terrible fight to James Waring in another stinker for the IBF title. Nelson was then content to traverse the continents campaigning between Crusier and Heavyweight losing here and there as a journeyman. in 1996 Nelson had a record of 25-12-1 and was going nowehere. Somehow though things changed. From 1996 onwards Nelson went 20-0-1 (12) winning the WBO title and establishing himself as one of the best and most avoided Crusierweights on the planet. It was a career of 2 half's. the first 10 years were terrible, the next golden and its a very compelling tail.
This story , not just the fights but what goes on behind the scenes and in the udnerworld you never see is a compelling tail and this book will serve as a great encourager of what can be acheived if your determined, belive in yourself and stick with it. Mr Nelson could easily have ended his career with non title and a terrible record. That he didnt is a testament as to what can be achieved, even with a bad start!