Download e-book for iPad: A Fighter's Heart: One man's journey through the world of by Sam Sheridan

By Sam Sheridan

ISBN-10: 1848872666

ISBN-13: 9781848872660

It happened to him that he may well eventually discover a long-held obsession: battling. inside a 12 months, he used to be in Bangkok education with Thailand's maximum kickboxing champion and stepping during the ropes for his first expert bout. yet one struggle wasn't sufficient, and Sheridan got down to try himself on an epic trip into how and why we struggle, dealing with Olympic boxers, Brazilian jiu-jitsu stars, and supreme struggling with champions.

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