Confessions of a Fighter: Battling Through the New York Golden Gloves
Eighteen-year-old Peter Wood's home life is a battleground. He hates his stepfather, whose vicious comments open new wounds every day. He hates his ... Show synopsis Eighteen-year-old Peter Wood's home life is a battleground. He hates his stepfather, whose vicious comments open new wounds every day. He hates his mother for marrying the guy. And his half-siblings heap even more misery on him at every turn. Tormented and lonely, Peter decides to start fighting back?literally?at a crumbling local gym. Soon, boxing becomes a personal ritual. His raging self-hatred makes him train that much harder. His fear of failure gives way to an animalistic intensity. "Confessions of a Fighter" is Peter's riveting memoir of his journey from underdog to hero. In this poignant psychological drama, the author finally ascends?after five grueling, heart-stopping qualifying bouts?to the finals of the NY Golden Gloves Championships. It is under the blinding lights of Madison Square Garden, facing tens of thousands of frenzied spectators, that Peter realizes what truly constitutes the measure of a man.