By Bob Halloran
“Irish” Micky Ward was once constantly the underdog―one in a position to degree a beautiful comeback past due in a struggle. After a fifteen-year seasoned occupation by means of a string of defeats and 3 years of retirement, the Lowell, Massachusetts, local defeated Arturo Gatti in 2002, shooting the realm mild welterweight name. The grueling battle―named “Fight of the yr” through Ring journal and “Fight of the Century” via boxing lovers round America―was broadcast survive HBO, made Ward well-known, and introduced mythical rematches.
In Irish Thunder, Bob Halloran recounts Ward’s upward push to hero prestige, his competition along with his imprisoned brother, and the negotiations, betrayals, and medicine that formed a wild early life who eventually turned a nationally revered boxer. this can be a tale a few boxer from a boxing kin and a boxing town―and it's a wrenching account of existence in blue-collar the United States. Ward’s dramatic victories contained in the ring are mentioned in gripping aspect, however it is his victory outdoors the hoop that inspires.
Author Bob Halloran is a specialist on a significant movie due in 2010, The Fighter, that tells the Micky Ward tale and stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale.
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