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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy champion, 2 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Cyclone: My Story (Paperback)
Barry McGuigan is one of the household names from the last few decades of boxing. He fought at the high point of boxing on terrestrial television, which helps explain why he is just as well-known among non-sporting housewives as he is among boxing aficionados. In this autobiography, McGuigan takes us through his life and boxing career. The descriptions of his early life on the Northern/Republic Irish border during the Troubles is interesting, as are his explanations of boxing tactics within the ring - this is obviously a guy who knows his sport well. The tone is conversational, which occasionally means that the prose is a little stilted - probably a sign that McGuigan has written this himself or the ghostwriter (if one was used) has used taped conversations as the basis of the text. Personally, I'd have preferred a professional editor to make the text a little clearer, but it's only a minor complaint. I'd also have liked to have known a bit more about his split with his manager - McGuigan makes clear that it's not an issue he wants to include in the book. Overall, an interesting read.
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