Wild Thing: The True Story of Britain's Rightful Guv'nor

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Lew Yates began boxing at the age of six and as an adult he was ruthless in pursuit of his dream of becoming world heavyweight champion. But when his license was revoked following an assault on a referee, he turned to the murky world of unlicensed boxing. Documenting how Yates rose to the top of his bloody profession amid extremely turbulent circumstances in his personal life—which resulted in him raising his three children alone while struggling to make ends meet—this biography traces days of training in order to become king of the unlicensed ring and nights dealing with the gangsters and drug dealers in the nightclubs where he worked. His remarkable story includes surviving being shot at and stabbed, while two of his associates were executed, shot through the head at close range. Their murders remain unsolved but Yates now imparts controversial information about the assassins and reveals why both men were killed.

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Lew Yates is a former unlicensed boxer who has also worked as a nightclub bouncer and civil engineer. Bernard O'Mahoney is the author of a number of true-crime books, including the bestselling Essex Boys and Wannabe In My Gang?

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"Lew doesn't pull punches as he lifts the lid on the seedy world of brutal bouts" * News of the World *

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Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Everybody in the unlicensed fight game knows that only one man has the honour of being titled Guv nor - and that man is Lew Wild Thing Yates. Yates began boxing at the age of six, and as an adult he was ruthless in pursuit of his dream of becoming world heavyweight champion. But when his licence was revoked following an assault on a referee, he turned to unlicensed boxing. By day, Yates pounded punchbags and the streets in an effort to reach the peak of physical fitness as he prepared for his epic battle with Roy Pretty Boy Shaw. At night, he pounded gangsters and drug dealers foolish enough to take him on in the nightclubs where he worked. Wild Thing documents how Yates rose to the top of his bloody profession. When it comes to his fighting ability, he doesn t need to boast, brag or exaggerate. With Lew Yates, what you see is what you hope you re never going to get. This is his remarkable story. Bookseller Inventory # AB99781845963521

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