The inspiring story of boxer Tim Bradley, who rose from a difficult childhood to become a champion boxer, husband, father and role model. Written for middle-grade readers and up, it shows how someone with a self-described “thug mentality” can rise to greatness and be a credit to his community, family and the sport he loves.
Follow Tim on his path from childhood, to discovering the sport of boxing and his long road to becoming a world champion in the Super Lightweight and Welterweight divisions, to his three epic bouts with the legendary Manny Pacquiao. All that while becoming a loving husband and father.
Hard to Heart was written with style by Bill Dwyre, the award-winning, 25-year sports editor of the Los Angeles Times, and winner of the career achievement award from the Boxing Writers Association of America. An easy, drama-filled read in 118 pages, the book includes a timeline of Bradley’s life, a list of his professional fights and a glossary of boxing terms to make the sport accessible to all readers.
The book includes photographs from the Bradley family archive. Both paperback and e-Book editions will be available. Learn more at www.BackStoryPublishing.com.
|Publisher:||Back Story Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Dwyre served as the award-winning sports editor of the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, and then as a columnist at the paper for another nine years before his retirement in 2015.
He was cited for special excellence with the coveted Nat Fleisher Award by the Boxing Writers Association of America in March 2017.
In addition to his book on Bradley, Dwyre serves as the chief executive of Back Story Publishing, whose goal is to engage young readers through sports and the written word.
Table of Contents
1. Neat lawns and lots of dirt
2. A little monster
3. Finding heaven
4. Living on trophies
5. The luck of love
6. Champion of the world
7. The little fish
8. Lunch pail Tim
9. Did you really win the fight?
10. The dark days
11. They want blood
12. His kind of fight
13. The fight to right a wrong
14. The value of life
15. The long ride home
Tim Bradley Timeline
Tim Bradley's pro boxing career
Glossary of boxing terms, organizations and notable people