BARRY MCGUIGAN FEATURED IN NEW BOOK ON IRELAND'S BOXING LEGENDS

2 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Clones Cyclone, Barry McGuigan, has his colourful and high-achieving ring career featured in a new volume chronicling the exploits of Ireland’s greatest pugilists from the origins of the sport up until the Olympic heroes of the present day.
The former World Featherweight Champion, now a respected pundit on the sport and a popular broadcasting personality, is just one of the many sporting greats featured in “Ringside with the Celtic Warriors – Tales of Ireland’s Boxing Legends”.
Published by Currach Press and penned by well-known boxing writer and historian Thomas Myler, the book takes an in-depth look at the major contribution Ireland has made to the development of the sport, one out of all proportion for “a small nation on the edge of the Atlantic”.
As well as the second-generation Irish legends such as John L Sullivan and James J Corbett whose exploits are inextricably intertwined with the sport’s formative era – and Gene Tunney who was one of the most feared ringmen of boxing’s golden age – the story that unfolds features many native sons – and daughters – who “kept the …

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