A comprehensive look at every season in English Premier League football since the start of the Premiership in 1992-93, including the 2014-15 season just finished. The clubs, the managers, the players, the thrills and spills, all sumptuously illustrated with photos from the Shoot magazine archives.
This book in conjunction with Shoot magazine, with over 400 pages of history, statistics and images, will be highly promoted through magazines and newspapers, radio interviews and extracts.
Jon Reeves is a freelance writer of fiction and nonfiction. He has written books about football for Parragon Publishing and Pedigree Publishing, and regularly contributes to Shoot magazine.
13 November 2014
New Holland Publishers
The Greatest Fights That Never Were
Sports fans fondly recall the greatest boxing matches of all time but an obsessive conversation among fight fans will also focus on those bouts that ‘should have been’, but for a variety of reasons never happened.
In The Greatest Fights That Never Were, the author talks about the unique culture of professional boxing where
corruption, fear, racism, and even friendship, prevented many great fights from ever happening. The book looks at the lost match-ups over the years and the careers of some of the featured fighters: Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis and Tim Witherspoon, who was denied a showdown with ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson by promoter Don King, right up to the much anticipated Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquaio bout – the biggest fight in history not to happen.
The Greatest Fights That Never Were will appeal to anybody who enjoys pondering the ‘what if….’ It’s not just a book for boxing fans.
Born in 1977, Matthew Bazell is a London-based journalist and author (Invasion and Deportation , Theatre of
Silence: The Lost Soul of Football . A lifelong follower of Arsenal, his second team are the mighty Darlington! A keen boxing historian and general sports enthusiast, Matthew has also appeared on ESPN and various sports programmes as commentator.
14 November 2013
New Holland Publishers
Joe Bugner - My Story
He was the man Muhammad Ali couldn’t knock out.
He faced Cooper, Fraser and Bruno in the ring.
He survived press condemnation, rocky marriages and a colourful film career. And at 48 years of age, he became the oldest ever heavyweight champion of the world.
This is the story of Joe Bugner, one of the most controversial, fascinating and inspiring personalities in sports history.
From childhood beginnings in Hungary and an escape to England after the 1956 Soviet invasion, Bugner would become an imposing six-foot-four challenger, winning multiple British and European heavyweight titles and ranked among the best boxers in the world. In 1975, he lost the world heavyweight championship to Ali on points, and retired, but in 1986 he relocated to Australia and soon took up boxing again, which ended in another brutal loss, this time to Frank Bruno.
His final comeback attempt culminated in a 1998 world heavyweight championship win at the age of 48, a victory against the odds that took the whole world by surprise.
Joe Bugner – My Story is about far more than boxing. It is the story of a refugee looking for a true home; of fame gained, lost and reclaimed; of family and turbulent love; of reputation, pride and regret. Told in his own words to writer Stuart Mullins, Bugner’s tale is a gripping account of one man’s lifelong search for glory.
Stuart Mullins is the author of two other books – The Satin Man: The Mystery of the Beaumont Children Revealed (with Alan Whiticker) and How to Get the Job You Really Want. He also runs a successful recruitment agency on the Gold Coast.