'The genius of McIlvanney is his ability to magnify and precisely delineate those elements of sport which contain fundamental truths about the human condition.' Scotsman
Hugh McIlvanney is the chief sports writer for the Sunday Times, having previously been associated with the Observer for 30 years. He is widely regarded as the outstanding sports writer of his generation. A regular winner of the UK Sports Writer of the year award, he is the only sports writer to have also won the Journalist of the Year honour.
"'McIlvanney on Boxing shows just how enduring good sports journalism can be.'Independent. 'Essential reading.'Sunday Times 'Anyone who admires writing as muscular as it is graceful should buy this book.'Daily Telegraph 'Gritty, passionate prose.' The Observer."