The Big If: The Life and Death of Johnny Owen

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Johnny Owen, the Matchstick Man from Wales, and Lupe Pintor, El Indio from Mexico, met for less than 60 minutes on September 19, 1980. It was Owen's chance to become the world bantam-weight champion, but the Matchstick Man was knocked out in the 12th round, spending 46 days in a coma before he died. The parallel lives of Owen and Pintor form the heart of this incredible story. Extensive interviews with the Owen and Pintor families have resulted in a moving, visceral book that resonates well beyond the boxing ring. Bonded by ...

The Big If: The Life and Death of Johnny Owen 2007, MacMillan UK

ISBN-13: 9780330443340

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The Big If: The Life and Death of Johnny Owen 2006, MacMillan UK, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781405052986

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