G2 is handling the worldwide rights and publicity for Matt Ogborn’s new biography of Tyson Fury, entitled The Comeback King which is due for release after his next fight against Deontay Wilder this Spring.
Once the bad boy of British boxing, Tyson Fury was
widely underrated – his flamboyant lifestyle and
outlandish antics drawing attention to his life outside
the ring, rather than his achievements in it. But a
truly dominant display against one of the greatest
heavyweight boxers of all time, Wladimir Klitschko,
changed all of that. Fury became champion of the
world and resolutely silenced his doubters.
With the world at his feet, however, Fury struggled
with depression and started to party hard. He was
banned from boxing for the use of illegal substances
and was stripped of his title. After ballooning to
nearly 24 stone in weight, many questioned whether
he would ever step into the ring again.
What followed was one of the great sporting
comebacks. Fury rediscovered his love of boxing
and began training again. In just nine months he was
back in shape and on the title trail, with Deontay
Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, the man in
his sights. The two faced off in LA in what was one of
the most memorable fights of the modern era. Wilder
controversially retained his title following a 12-round
split decision draw, but Fury won over the boxing
world and wrote his name into the history books.
Whether or not Liverpool FC pip Manchester City for their first Premiership title in 29 years, Harry Harris’s behind-the-scenes diary of the 2018/19 season promises to be one of the biggest football books of the year. Rush released at the beginning of June, G2 is handling the worldwide rights and publicity for this official LFC book.
Tying in with the Six Nations Rugby Internationals is the release of the 23rd edition of the Wooden Spoon Rugby World Yearbook 2019. With a foreword by HRH Princess Royal, many of the country’s leading rugby writers reflect on the happenings of the past season and look ahead to what is in store this year including the World Cup in Japan. All aspects of rugby – club, internationals, women’s, sevens, youth – are all covered in a book which celebrates winners around the world and also tackles some of the issues that rugby faces as it continues to attract larger audiences both at the grounds and on television. Edited by legendary BBC Rugby Correspondent Ian Robertson, the £20 hardback is also available as an Ebook via this web-site.
England manager Gareth Southgate’s new biography, Zero to Hero tells the story of his career from the low of missing a crucial penalty in Euro 1996 to the highs of 2018 when his young team reached the semi-finals of the World Cup and qualified for the inaugural Nations’ League Finals in Portugal next June; culminating in the 48 year-old winning Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards and being awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours’ List.
Fans of aviation artist Philip E West can receive a free copy of 100 Years of the RAF (£9.99) until the end of the year when they purchase his new luxury hardback collection Aviation Masterworks priced at £40. To secure this free gift they need to go to https://aviationmasterworks.bigcartel.com where they can also buy a signed and numbered limited edition (£100) or a special re-marqued edition (£250). Filled with more than 100 of his best-known combat aircraft paintings chosen from a 25-year career, the book ties in with the 100th anniversary of the RAF in 2018 and includes forewords from Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC and Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC – two of the best-known pilot aces from the Battle of Britain who died within a week of one another this July.