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on 15 November 2011
Herol retraces his steps from the events in his childhood, both happy and traumatic, which shaped the man he would become, to his progression as a boxer, first in the amateur ranks and then as a pro making his way towards a shot at the World Title. Herol also describes the end of his career and the aftermath.
The style is conversational and makes it easy to read this book and also warm to Herol's character.
The anecdotes from his amateur career are illuminating and the events surrounding his professional career are often suprising.
Herol comes accross as a genuine and warm, and he does not try to minimise the errors he made in trusting people. He's also very open about the harsh events he had to overcome.
In turns insightful, moving, sad and hilarious, this book is captivating whether you are a boxing fan or not.
We met Herol at a book signing shortly after the book came out and he was very friendly with everyone, accessible, positive and warm, and yet also vulnerable, just his book suggests.
This autobiography is highly recommended.