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The champ & the chump

McNicholas, James2021
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Terry Downes - known as 'The Paddington Express' - was a rough and ready boxer, US Marine, gangsters' favourite and world champ, defeating fearsome fighters like the great Sugar Ray Robinson. At the time of his death in 2017, he was Britain's oldest living world champion. James McNicholas's school PE teacher once told him he was so unfit he'd be dead by the time he was 23. James has spent his life pursuing a career in acting. In reality, that has meant spells working as a painter-decorator, wine merchant and salesperson for Viking River Cruises. After Terry's death, James decides to retrace his grandad's footsteps to see just how it is that two people so close could be so different. It is a journey that takes James from London to Baltimore, to army bootcamp and a brutal boxing regime.
Main title:
The champ & the chump / James McNicholas.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Headline, 2021.
Collation:
288 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781472280374 (hbk. :)
Dewey class:
796.83092796.8309796.83
Language:
English
BRN:
5055235
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