ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: January 1, 2007
A Boxing Dynasty: The Tommy Gilmour Story
By (author) Tommy Gilmour; With Robert Jeffrey
The Gilmour family is the longest lasting boxing dynasty in the world and has ruled boxing across Scotland for more than a century. From the days of bare-knuckle battles and booth fighting to world championship pay-perview bouts, the Gilmours have always been in the thick of it. “A Boxing Dynasty” is a blow-by-blow account by Tommy Gilmour of how his family survived the struggle to dominate the fight game.From the illegal bookmaking days in Glasgow at the beginning of the twentieth century, to their start as boxing promoters and managers, to rubbing shoulders with greats like Muhammad Ali and Benny Lynch – this is the story of one family’s determination to succeed in the toughest, and sometimes cruellest, of sports. It’s also the inspiring story of a family from the Glasgow tenements who made it against all the odds.Illustrated with photographs from the Gilmours’ unique family archive and including Tommy’s forthright views on the current state of the sport – from women in boxing to calls for it to be banned – “A Boxing Dynasty” is the controversial and compelling story of a remarkable Glasgow family.
Tommy Gilmour is the owner of the St Andrews Sporting Club and manages a stable of almost 50 boxers across Britain. Robert Jeffrey is the author of a string of best-selling books including Glasgow s Hard Men and Glasgow s Godfather.