Ben Calder-Smith travelled around the UK for 18 months meeting and interviewing a broad cross-section of former fighters and boxing personalities. He w presents the stories of huge forgotten talents, coulda-been contenders and men who established a foothold in British boxing history, highlighting the highs and lows of their careers in and out of the ring. From the agonies of injury and enforced retirement to a poignant late comeback inspired by personal tragedy; from a British Boxing Board of Control-licensed ringside doctor to a late-blossoming veteran of the ring, Ungloved features unique, varied and personal accounts of the 'ble art' from a bygone age. Memories are relayed with the same passion as was expended in the ring, describing the good, the bad and the ugly with brutal honesty and heart-warming humility. These moving accounts provide living proof that, when kcked down, the human spirit has infinite capacity to bounce back.
Ben Calder-Smith is a passionate lifelong follower of boxing. He is an inspector with the British Boxing Board of Control, and co-founder of Homeofboxing.com - a website tailored to networking the global boxing community, bringing past fighters back into the limelight and enabling interaction with current boxers and followers worldwide.