Paul Zanon, author of boxing trainer Jimmy Tibbs’ best-selling 2014 book ‘Sparring with my Life’ has written ‘The Yorkshire Hunter,’ Paul Ingle’s autobiography, to be released in March.
Twice a world champion, Paul Ingle had an incredible amateur record, followed by an outstanding professional record. Possibly one of Yorkshire’s most recognised sports personalities of all time, his national and international prowess was recognised by many opponents like Junior Jones and Prince Naseem Hamed. His career was unfortunately cut short when he suffered a blood clot to the brain in his last bout in the year 2000. His comeback trail rivals his glories in the ring….
The book is published by Leeds-based Scratching Shed. Zanon said: “I’m expecting the book to be launched by March, with a launch penned in for the 15th anniversary of Paul winning the IBO title against Junior Jones in New York on April 29.”
Sparring with my Life’ – Tibbs was born and bred in the heart of East London, had a very successful amateur boxing career before being approached by the Krays to turn pro. After rejecting their offer and accepting a more prudent offer from Terry Lawless to turn pro in 1966. He amassed an impressive record as a professional, including fighting on the undercards of Floyd Patterson v Cooper, and Ali v Cooper in front of a huge audience at Highbury.
Then Jimmy became involved in gangland warfare and was arrested, and sentenced to a 10 year stretch. After serving just under five years, Jimmy worked inthe family business before becoming a boxing trainer. Over three decades later, he has trained champions like Frank Bruno, Nigel Benn, Chris Pyatt, Charlie Magri, and currently the likes of British and Commonwealth middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders.