Irish thunder micky ward book

As stated in bob hallorans book irish thunder, mickys mom, alice ward, who was then also acting as his manager, could have talked a determined micky out of the fight. Feb 27, 2011 if you ask bob halloran, whose book irish thunder. Iscriviti a prime ciao, accedi account e liste accedi account e liste resi e ordini iscriviti a prime carrello. Oct 14, 2010 irish micky ward grew up in the 1970s and 80s as atough kid from lowell, massachusettsa town where young men became boxers as ameans of survival. Truth is, a short intro is voiced by micky ward, and the entire book voiced by lobley, who as a new york native, puts on an obnoxious exaggerated boston area accent to narrate micky ward s perspective. But with hisincredible ability to suddenly drop an opponent late in. Bob halloran halloran, a sportswriter and technical consultant for the 2010 motion picture, the fighter, portrays the boxer from lowell, mass. And to top it all off the movie the fighter staring mark wahlberg. Bob halloran does an excellent job chronicling mickys career and the trials and tribulations he faced to get there.

The story of boxer irish micky ward s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. In irish thunder, espn columnist and boston television reporter bob halloran recounts ward s rise to hero status, his rivalry with his imprisoned brother, and the negotiations, betrayals, and drugs that shaped a wild youth who ultimately became a nationally respected boxer. Micky s dramatic victories inside the ring are recounted in detail, but it is his victory outside the ring that will leave the reader inspired. Irish thunder by bob halloran, 9780762769865, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Irish thunder king county library system overdrive. Halloran recently sat for an interview about ward, his biography and the irish brand in boxing, as well as the hit motion picture that shares his books focus.

Dec 05, 2007 recently released was a book entitled irish thunder the hard life and times of micky ward which came out in november of this year. In irish thunder, bob halloran recounts wards rise to hero status, his rivalry with his imprisoned brother, and the negotiations, betrayals, and drugs that shaped a wild youth who ultimately became a nationally respected boxer. Apr 28, 2011 his book irish thunder focused on the life story of micky ward, as does the movie. Bale, irish thunder is about a boxer from a boxing family and a boxing town, but it is not a boxing book. Micky ward fought his last three fights against a canadian italian fighter who later committed suicide got killed unresolved called arturo gatti. Bob halloran does an excellent job chronicling micky s career and the trials and tribulations he faced to get there. Irish micky ward grew up in the 1970s and 80s as a tough kid from lowell, massachusetts a town where boxers were once bred as a means of survival.

The fighter credits local author, anchor news anchor and author bob halloran wrote irish thunder, about lowell boxer micky ward, the. The story behind the major motion picture the fighter, starring mark wahlberg and christian bale, irish thunder is about a boxer from a boxing family and a boxing town, but it is not a boxing book. Irish thunder is about a boxer from a boxing family and a boxing town, but it is not a boxing book. Great book but description says narration by micky ward with bill lobley. It is about the human spirit, blind loyalty, selfpreservation and selfdestruction. Ward participated in street fights from an early age and wasforever known by his opponents and spectators as the underdog. Ward, who has since worked as a trainer and is involved in charity work, was the subject of the 2007 book irish thunder. The fighter true story real micky ward, dickie eklund. The hard life and times of micky ward, discusses much of eklunds life and career. The fighter is a biopic about the life of junior welterweight professional boxer irish micky ward from lowell, massachusetts. With the success of the critically acclaimed, academy awardwinning film the fighter, the world stood up and cheered for the inspiring true story of micky ward a heartandsoul warrior who overcame the odds to make history in the ring. A major motion picture starring mark wahlberg and christian bale the fighter has begun filming and is due for a late 2010 release. The story behind the major motion picture the fighter, starring mark wahlberg and christian bale, irish thunder is about. Boxer irish micky ward is seen in the parade of champions during the 20 international boxing hall of fame induction ceremony on june 9, 20 in canastota, new york.

Micky ward, the renowned boxer from lowell and subject of the awardwinning film the fighter, appeared at the tewksbury senior center on saturday, june 2, in order to promote his book, which. Micky ward biographer bob halloran helped make the. The hard life and times of micky ward, was commissioned to boston television sportscaster bob halloran. Micky ward, the renowned boxer from lowell and subject of the awardwinning film the fighter, appeared at the tewksbury senior center on saturday. Jun 06, 2008 ward has also been featured in a book irish thunder. Read irish thunder the hard life and times of micky ward by bob halloran available from rakuten kobo. Arturo gatti vs micky ward iii highlights fight of the. Mickys dramatic victories inside the ring are recounted in detail, but it is his victory outside the.

And, hot on the heels of the film deal, an authorised biography, irish thunder. There is a book based on micky ward s life and career. The hard life and times of micky ward lyons press and inspired the dropkick murphys song warriors code, with the boxers image gracing the cover of the irishamerican punk bands album of the same name. Eklund now works as a personal trainer and boxing coach in new england.

The hard life and times of micky ward by bob halloran are available to borrow from the pollard memorial library discuss the books. Irish thunder biographer discusses micky wards fall, rise. His book irish thunder focused on the life story of micky ward, as does the movie. Based on the story of micky ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness. Bob hallorans book irish thunder is considered by many to be the definitive source on micky ward and his halfbrother dickie eklund. Micky ward came up on the hard streets of lowell and fought his way up through the ranks of the boxing world, earning a place in history through his three epic duels with fighter arturo galli. Irish thunder by bob halloran overdrive rakuten overdrive.

Irish micky ward grew up in the 1970s and 80s as a tough kid from lowell, massachusettsa town where young men became boxers as a means of survival. The true story of life before and beyond the fighter by micky ward with joe layden and irish thunder. Mickys dramatic victories inside the ring are recounted in detail, but it is his victory outside the ring that will leave the reader inspired. A hard worker who overcame bad luck, bad management, and chronic pain in his hands, he avoided the pitfall of poverty and deadend work that plagued lowell to become a golden gloves junior. Irish thunder biographer discusses micky wards fall. The hard life and times of micky ward, based on the life of the lowell native whose trilogy of fights against champion arturo gatti captured the imagination of sports fans worldwide. The hard life and times of micky ward tells the story of the local scrappers ups and downs, theres one more character the academy. There is a book based on micky wards life and career. Lowell boxing legend micky ward facing charges in fight with. Ward has also been featured in a book irish thunder.

This is the official public figure page of former wbu boxing champion, irish micky ward. The hard life and times of micky ward is a great biography of the blue collar boxer from lowell, ma. But with hisincredible ability to suddenly drop an opponent late in a fight with histrademark left hook, he kept proving. To receive updates on what micky is doing, please like this page. Irish micky ward pledges brain to bu bu today boston. Halloran chronicles irish micky wards life as a boxer, from his broken hand to his three legendary fights against arturo gatti not in the film. This is a story about a boxer from a boxing family and a boxing townand it is a wrenching account of life in. Lowell boxing legend micky ward facing charges in fight. Boxoffice sensations mark wahlberg and christian bale star in the fighter, in theaters december 10, 2010, and irish thunder is the story behind the film, the story of irish micky wards unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. Milton, ma bob halloran penned a book about the lowell boxer before the movie the fighter. Truth is, a short intro is voiced by micky ward, and the entire book voiced by lobley, who as a new york native, puts on an obnoxious exaggerated boston area accent to narrate micky wards perspective. He also travels the united states with micky ward, giving motivational speeches to college students. In the final chapter, arturo thunder gatti and irish micky ward met in the ring for the third and final time to close the book on their. Ward s biography, written by bob halloran and titled irish thunder.

Bob hallorans book, irish thunder, the life and times of micky ward, is coming out in a new paperback edition on october 19 from globe pequot press. Ward is widely known for his trilogy of fights with arturo gatti, two of which received fight of the. When micky ward and arturo gatti met in connecticut in 2002, the ninth round of their fight contained more drama, heart and action than some boxers produce in. Welcome to lowell, massachusetts where anything can happen. A warriors heart audiobook by micky ward, joe layden. Where do you start to write a description on this book about irish micky ward. Honestly the accent is like nails on a chalkboard to an actual ma native. It was written by bob halloran a sports anchor for wcvb tv 5 news in boston mass. Feb 27, 2011 the fighter credits local author, anchor news anchor and author bob halloran wrote irish thunder, about lowell boxer micky ward, the subject of the fighter.

The hard life and times of micky ward about wards life and boxing career was written by bob halloran in 2008. Jan 25, 2019 in the final chapter, arturo thunder gatti and irish micky ward met in the ring for the third and final time to close the book on their epic rivalry that started 35 months ago where. However, she instead negotiated for a bigger payday, upping mickys purse from fifteen thousand to seventeen thousand five hundred. Now, in his own words, irish micky ward tells his inspirational life story as only he can. Now halloran, 44, is winning plaudits for a new boxing book, irish thunder. Dec 10, 2010 boxoffice sensations mark wahlberg and christian bale star in the fighter, in theaters december 10, 2010, and irish thunder is the story behind the film, the story of irish micky ward s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. The story of boxer irish micky wards unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. The hard life and times of micky ward about ward s life and boxing career was written by bob halloran in 2008. Recently released was a book entitled irish thunder the hard life and times of micky ward which came out in november of this year.

Mar 02, 2008 now halloran, 44, is winning plaudits for a new boxing book, irish thunder. After boxing legend arturo gatti was found dead in a brazilian hotel room last week, his ring rival and friend irish micky ward said that part of him died also. Wards biography, written by bob halloran and titled irish thunder. Irish micky ward grew up in the 1970s and 80s as atough kid from lowell, massachusettsa town where young men became boxers as ameans of survival. He challenged once for the ibf light welterweight title in 1997, and held the wbu light welterweight title in 2000. But with his incredible ability to suddenly drop an opponent late in a fight with his trademark left.

Right from the beginning, bob illustrates the vision of lowell, a once proud boxing town that had become a haven. Halloran chronicles irish micky ward s life as a boxer, from his broken hand to his three legendary fights against arturo gatti not in the film. Irish thunder by bob halloran, 9781599212203, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The fighter credits local author, anchor the boston globe. Mickys dramatic victories inside the ring are recounted in detail, but it is his victory outside the ring that.

Milton resident speaks to concord rotary about irish micky. Ward participated in street fights from an early age and was forever known by his opponents and spectators as the underdog. The screenplay was written by screenwriters scott silver, paul tamasy, and eric johnson. The hard life and times of micky ward, he chronicles the ascension of the lowell, mass. The books author is bob halloran, a wvcbtv sports anchor and boxing buff. Bob halloran began his tenure as weekend sports anchor at wcvb in january 2003.

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