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The unbelievable description of the upcoming Eamonn Magee Biography

Eamonn Magee has lived a colourful life.

The Ardoyne fighter was a natural talent and was involved in some huge bouts around the turn of the millennium.

Magee claimed Commonwealth light welterweight and WBU welterweight titles, however his life outside the ring often drew even more attention

A warts-and-all biography of The Terminator – ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’ – is due to be released soon, with the Belfast legend telling his story to Paul Gibson.

Below reads the blurb from the book’s back cover, a description which promises a scarcely believable read.

A book? Listen, I’ve been beaten with baseball bats, I’ve had my throat slashed, I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been exiled out of the country. My family’s been abducted from our home as well. I’ve been shot twice, I’ve been in prison and my son’s just been stabbed to death. Amongst all that, I was the welterweight champion of the world while drinking the bar dry and doing enough coke to kill a small horse every night. My life’s not a book, it’s a fucking movie script.

The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee is not released until April 20th, however you can pre-order from Amazon now.


Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie