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Nigel Benn - The Dark Destroyer: I've Had Some Good Rucks in the Ring but I've had Some Even Better Ones in the Street
 
 

Nigel Benn - The Dark Destroyer: I've Had Some Good Rucks in the Ring but I've had Some Even Better Ones in the Street [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Benn
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NIGEL BENN is a powerhouse among boxers. Known to his fans as the Dark Destroyer, his first 22 professional fights ended with him knocking out all his opponents – half of them before the first round was over. In this book, Nigel Benn tells it like it is. From the grim days he spent in the army in Northern Ireland, to his notorious battle with Chris Eubank. From the women of his past – including the girl who took his virginity when he was just twelve-years-old and the numerous women he has romanced since – to the love and support he has now found with his wife Carolyne and his adored children. He also reveal the truth about the murky world of boxing politics, how the tragic death of his elder brother led him to psychotherapy and how the hypnotist Paul McKenna got his life back on track. From fighter to family man, this book explores the contrasts that make up the figure of a mighty world champion.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 455 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (27 Feb 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008EM8A80
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,823 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Benn but no bang 17 Sep 2007
Format:Hardcover
On the whole I found this book to be very disappointing. I was looking forward to reading about what made this ferocious puncher tick, but it didn't deliver. There are also some glaring errors, which should have been picked up by someone at some stage. Not least of which was calling Dennie Mancini, `Danny'! DENNIE has worked with some of the biggest names in British boxing, and to be honest that was poor to say the least.

I learnt nothing about what it was like in training camp, nor was there any insight into his big fights. Much of the book is taken up with Benn bragging how much money he has to spend so rich that he can thrash his sports car through the streets of London going through three clutches and two gear boxes in a year, when not boasting about money he is telling the reader of the women he bedded, then on the next page saying how he was missing his partner and children. For me Nigel Benn just came across as an overgrown chav with plenty of money in his pocket. I went to a lot of Nigel's fights but after reading this book I knew nothing more about the man than when I started.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
Many books on fighters give a very limited and one-sided view but after reading this you feel that you know more about Nigel Benn than just that he could hit hard.
He has been very open about things that he has done in his life and allowed the reader to make there own judgement.
Aside from concentrating on his fight career that we all know about he gives a fascinating insight into his private life before, during and after his career, as well as giving the reader a chuckle on more than one occasion when revealing some escapades that he and his friends have encountered.
All-in-all a very entertaining and enlightning read.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 11 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Wow, what a great read. I just finished this a few days ago and haven't stopped thinking about it. I respect the man a lot now after reading this. His story is amazing and am full og envy. The highs and lows include the death of his brother, his life in the army, losing his virginity and other sexcapades, the mucky world of boxing including managers, promoters, trainers and hangers on, life in Miami, hanging out with Micky Rourke, getting hpnotised by Paul McKenna to mend a broken heart, and his feelings towards other boxers like Chris Eubank, Nazeen Ahmed and finding true love. I really enjoyed reading this book and its well worth your time. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review 2 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
wasn't sure if I would like this book,as Nigel Benn wasn't my most favourite boxers,but I must say I did enjoy it,I would really recommend it to my friends
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nigel Benn 18 Mar 2014
By Ryan H
Format:Paperback
Brilliant autobiography by the Dark Destroyer all his 22 professional fights ended with him knocking them out. would recommend this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Boxing 16 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good read if you like boxing and are interested in the person ( Nigel Benn ) that this book is about.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nigel benn 12 Jan 2014
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Did not like him when I seen his fights, but realised after reading the book that there was more to him than what he portrayed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not to bad 12 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
good read for sports fans but not enough detail on rivalry with eubank and post fight feeling towards Gerald McClellan
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read holds no punches
This book doesn't hold back from his early days and how he got into boxing too his retired days a good read really enjoyed
Published 4 months ago by wastes plenty hours shame no character voices but fun enough
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I thought it was a great read. You get a great insight into a very complex character and a fantastic world champion. Read more
Published 4 months ago by andy Hoarebag
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Pretty candid I thought with some surprising revelations.
Worth the read for the inside story of our best boxer ever.
Published 5 months ago by Kellie Rawson
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
It's an interesting read, more so as I was a fan when Nigel Benn was at his peak. If you are a fan of British boxers then this is worth a look.
Published 5 months ago by Steve
3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable read
I was looking forward to read the account of a boxer I admired when he was boxing. But I became disillusioned with Nigel and the whole of the boxing world after reading his book.
Published 5 months ago by A. Batt
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Destroyer
This book gave a very interesting insight to a true British Boxing legend. It gave an insight into his battles inside and out of the ring.
Published 6 months ago by Christian Mckinley George Hugo Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars A pugilistic pleasure!
Great read- a real insight into the life and times, and ups and downs of a world champion. Nice to read that he'd also found God. A must for fellow fans of the Dark Destroyer.
Published 6 months ago by Dav Richie
5.0 out of 5 stars Nigel Benn - The dark destroyer
Great book. Read it very quick as Nigel had a exciting story to tell. I can relate to the women problems. NIGEL IS A LEGEND!!
Published 7 months ago by joe
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