Kostya Tszyu, world champion boxer, tells the story of his life from his early days in Russia to becoming Australia's first undisputed world champion.
Kostya Tszyu is one of the most recognisable sporting personalities in Australia, with his boyish good looks, flashing smile and trademark pig-tail. Against the odds, he has fought to become the greatest Australian boxer of our time-our first undisputed world champion.
'Kostya' is the story of a tiny kid who turned to boxing to help protect himself in the spartan environment of Siberia and went on to become a world champion. He tells of his fight to be an individual in a communist nation that frowned on those who didn't conform. Of officials who bent the rules for the good of the Soviet system, and their personal wealth. Of his decision to make a new home in Australia and his rise to unify the three world professional titles.
Kostya Tszyu has a universal appeal, and is admired by both men and women of all ages, from teenagers to retirees. Even those who know nothing about boxing are intrigued by this true blue Aussie from Siberia.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2002
- 153 x 234mm