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Frank and Fearless: A Life in Boxing

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Superbly illustrated throughout, this book is a great conversation piece, fascinating to flick through, and almost unputdownable once you have. The boxing promoter/manager/entrepreneur escaped death twice: in December 1988, he cancelled his seat on PanAm flight 103 which was blown up over Lockerbie.

On one level it’s the gritty saga of the rise of a Labour-supporting plucky young buck from an Islington council flat, albeit a plucky young buck with sufficient underworld connections for a Crimewatch special.

But it was the struggle to break the stranglehold with which a few key promoters ran the boxing business that really made Warren's name. In Frank and Fearless, Warren pulls no punches, taking us behind the scenes into a world of blood and sweat, and intense relationships that all too often end in tears. Ted Heath might have been castigated too, but Warren leaves Heath snoring soundly in London Arena’s front row, during the former prime minster’s unlikely attendance at a Duran Duran concert.

Warren's battle with King made headline news on both sides of the Atlantic, as what had seemed boxing's "dream team" suddenly turned into a nightmare of lawsuits. Under Warren's careful stewardship, Frank Bruno, Naseem Hamed, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan and Tyson Fury all became world champions. From his humble beginnings in North London, he has created a multi-million-pound business empire as one of the UK's most high-profile promoters, staging shows that have featured some of the world's biggest names, such as Frank Sinatra. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. For over 30 years, we have partnered with authors, publishers, and businesses to get books to speaking and training events, business conferences, and into company book clubs and reading lists—moving books and ideas into the business world every single day.Armed (as it were) with little more than an eye for both a boxer and, more crucially, a boxing deal, Warren became an extremely wealthy Conservative-supporting adult and the owner of a Hertfordshire mansion. Constable also boasts a strong non-fiction section, publishing the likes of HRH Princess Michael of Kent and bestselling parody We?

These 40 books spoke to us—and we believe speak to each other—in a way that furthers the conversations we need to have in the organizations we work in, the communities we live in, and the societies that shape us. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. In Frank and Fearless , Warren pulls no punches, taking us behind the scenes into a world of blood and sweat, and intense relationships that all too often end in tears. The guy didn't say anything, but I could see that he was shaking like a leaf, obviously a bag of nerves. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.

Naseem Hamed, Frank Bruno, Mike Tyson, Joe Calzaghe, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins, Chris Eubank, Amir Khan and Ricky Hatton are some of the iconic names he has promoted during his career. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

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