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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; Reprint edition (7 Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840186755
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840186758
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Billy Cribb now lives in Sussex and is a successful horse breeder and comedy writer. He has also spent time as a drugs counsellor. This is his first publication.


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This is a really horrible book. The other 1 star review pretty much says it all. What starts out as something that might sound an interesting insight into the 'underworld' of street fighting, turns into just chapter after chapter of 'and then this happened..and then this..and then this...' it's ultimately empty, souless and dull.

Indeed about half way through the book the author decides to head to the continent from the Uk using the Ferries. Of course there is a 'fight' scheduled on the ferry itself, but whereas the first part of the book was at least interesting in how each fight panned out or how each fight was 'organized', the author seems to have lost interest the title of the book, skims over the encounters on the ferry in two sentences and then we find ourself somewhere in spain where he is hired as some kind of body guard/heavy. Then you realise this he really is the stereotypical 'short angry violent' man. It stops being a book about street fighting and turns into a hateful, hurtful waste of my time. If reading about the violent doings of one human being to another is your thing, then get it, but otherwise don't bother.
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This book thorougly took over my life while I was reading it. I just couldnt put it down. Its not the sort of book i would normally buy but after hearing Billy Cribb talk on the Gary Robertson chat show (Radio Scotland) I warmed to him and couldnt resist going out to buy the book.
Billy is funny articulated andexcitable on radio, and his writing is no different. The book takes you through his life from te age of 14 - 30 and so much happens it will spin your head around. The peaceful tales of Gypsy life on the leafy lanes, the laughter and fun at the horse fairs..the fights of honour in fields and warehouses..fights on the motorways and cross channel ferries..time share in the canaries..syndicate involvement and debt collection in New Yor..corrupt fight scenes and use of razor blades in the ring,drug abuse and cult fighting in California..hippie communes and born again christians..this read has it all I have to say. Thank you BBC Radio Scotland and thank you Bily for sharing your life with me. Bill Wyman seems to like it also..
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This is one of the most fantastic biographies I have ever read, The story is gripping from start to finish maiking me laugh and cry almost at the same time.
It gave me a greater understanding of the secret community of the Romany Gypsy and of the closeness of their families. I can see easily how this boy turned in to a violent man and must say although I dont support boxing I was very interested and drawn in to the fighting here. Some of te stories were a little gruesome but completley neccesary to underline the life that the writer led.
I can see this being a best seller once the media get hold of it. I was so sad when i finished as I had become a part of the family and of the writers life. I hope there will be a follow up to the book, there is so much more to tell and I have lots of questions also...
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By A Customer on 12 July 2002
Format: Hardcover
Billy Cribb is a truly Sick and twisted man! Which is what makes him one of the greatest men to ever come onto the bare knuckle scene. Even today his name is mentioned when walking around fights. Cribb was an amazing man and his book is a truly amazing story of his life up to now. I felt that the book was well written and the graphic detail with which he portrayed his story is nothing less than exciting and immense. 'Tarmac Warrior' is a great book written by the best and remain the same for many years to come. Gypsies are truly born to fight as I, myself have encountered during sparring matches on many occasions. I have the upmost respect for Cribb and will long to follow in his footsteps. 'Tarmac Warrior' Has taught me a lot about fighting and I have even managed to use it for educational purposes.. so if anyone ever gets stuck with what to write in college etc... try using this book as a Cultural Studies essay. It's perfect. After reading 'Tarmac Warrior' 4 times I'm still amazed by his writing skills and I have nothing less than deep respect for this once so tortured man.
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By A Customer on 23 Oct. 2001
Format: Hardcover
I was guided to this book through the University of Newcastle review on cultural studies. Imagine my surprise when I saw the cover pop out of the delivery envelope. I was horrified I must say, and was somewhat reluctant to read what was inside. I did however peak at the sleeve notes and then went deeper in, surprised to see Esther Rantzens name pop up.Seeing her name did give me some confidence to read on and I am so glad that I did. Not only did I learn so much about the English Romany Gypsies (which was the intended reason of purchase)but I gained an insight to a world I never even dreamed existed. I am a teacher in social studies and cultural afairs. The great lesson within this book is how racial abuse and 'cultural differences' within schools can drive anger deep inside only to manifest itself into a violent release. The structure of the book was raw but well designed and the story lines were all enjoyable..some shocking, some funny and some down right sad..but all enjoyable.
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Having read this book with some trepidation as I do not usuallyread anything of violence, I was drawn in to a world I have never before given time to, the world of the Romany Gypsy. Cribbs story not only gives a great insight to the Romani worls but takes the reader through scams he has got up to, loves he has had and lost, his battle with cocaine and two fight worlds in the USA that I have never before understood. Cribb was one of the early fighters in the world of extreme fighting, a sport that has now become popular throughout the world as it grows rapidly. I am so glad I read this story, I now understand how a normal person can be drawn in to violence and corruption.
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