The Cage is a ring enclosed by a steel box where participants are urged to fight to the death - an illegal sport that attracts some of the world's richest and most powerful people as its shadowy patrons. This is the true story of the star of this deadly sport.
In this compelling account of his fight for survival, X tells of his 12-year career in The Cage. Transported to fights in a medieval atmosphere, he was drugged by opponents against his will and almost murdered by a gang intent on preventing him taking on another fighter, because of his reputation as the most deadly opponent in the world.
X breaks the sport's strict code of silence to tell, with Wensley Clarkson's help, how he started life on the mean streets, and was led into petty crime. Just months before his 16th birthday he was recruited to star in this most deadly of sports.
Born into a large family in Canning Town, East London, in the late 1960s, and the victim of domestic violence, X tells how he learned to punch aged nine by fighting off his father as he attacked his mum. He explains how he was attacked by a vicious hoodlum, ruining his chance of a career as a professional boxer, and became trapped in a cycle of violent crime and retribution.
Now he is trying to live a normal life with his wife and two children, and he wants his story told. Having killed three people himself, X has also dealt out justice to local drug dealers and wife beaters in his role as a vigilante on the streets of the East End.
This book tells the whole story - through to when he fought his last Cage fight in Vegas and gained sweet revenge on the evil men who'd encouraged him to risk life and limb.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2006
- 153 x 234mm