An intimate look at Kostya's life since his clash with Ricky Hatton in 2005.
Since his devastating loss to Englishman Ricky Hatton in the title fight in June 2005, Kostya has a kept out of the ring. Yet he has not announced his retirement. As an amateur world champion and four-time professional world champion, Tszyu has nothing else to achieve in the sport he dominated for many years. He could retire today and be remembered as one of the greats. But despite that, the thought of retirement sits uneasily with Tszyu. Perhaps going out on a loss still grates him. The last two years have seen him recover physical and mentally from the loss to Hatton, but it also has allowed him to glimpse what life will be like for him as a former boxer.
Beginning with the brutal battle between Kostya and Ricky Hatton, this book takes an inside look at Kostya's life post 2005 -- including an affectionate tribute to his fan base 'The Tszyu crew'; his 'Dancing with the Stars' appearance; his reflections on the Mundine v Green fight; the retirement of his contemporaries; his enduring relationship with Russia; and his feelings about the loss of his friend Steve Irwin. The book also weighs up whether or not Kostya will fight again.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2007
- 232 x 155mm