Irish Micky Ward grew up in the s and 80s as a tough kid from Lowell, Massachusetts -- a town where boxers were once bred as a means of survival. A hard worker who overcame bad luck, bad management, and chronic pain in his hands, he avoided the pitfall of poverty and dead-end work that plagued Lowell to become a Golden Gloves junior welterweight. Ward participated in street fights from an early age and was forever known by his opponents and spectators as the underdog.
But with his incredible ability to suddenly drop an opponent late in a fight with his trademark left hook, he kept proving everyone wrong. He is also a former ESPN anchor and columnist for espn. You can almost feel the punches and intensity of the brutal sport. Ward was a fighter who was hard to keep down.
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Irish Thunder: The Hard Life & Times of Micky Ward
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Well written and the narration was fabulous. Who was your favorite character and why? Micky, of course. He overcame so many challenges, difficulties, and unfair life circumstances to succeed. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? I wanted to because it was so interesting and exciting. I listened as I had time and often just drove off to run long errands so I could listen. The first half of the book was a little hard going as the narrator was quite staccato, however he improved in the second half. If you're a boxing fan this is a must. Great true story. When micky wasn't paving the streets of his crummy hometown Lowell, he was in a boxing ring giving his all.
This book documents the highs and lows micky experienced throughout his boxing career and also covers his turbulent relationship with his infamous brother and trainer dicky ekland.
Despite micky's patchy record, and his reputation of being a journeyman he was feared and threw a vicious left hook to the body that helped him win many of his fights. This book is a must read for any boxing fan, but micky's story also acts as a motivational tale that shows what determination and courage can achieve for anyone in any walk of life. The narrator was maybe a little subdued at the beginning, but as the story went on he became more animated, he especially enjoyed reading and acting the ward v.
Who wouldn't? By: Bob Halloran.
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