Hard to Heart

Hard to Heart

How boxer Tim Bradley won championships and respect
By Bill Dwyre

Tim Bradley was a small kid who grew up in a place where a lot of people got into a lot of trouble. He was one of them. By the time he was 10, he had been thrown out of two schools. Then he learned how to box. The sport helped him channel his anger and become a five-time World Champion prizefighter. It also helped him become the family man of strong character that he is today.

“I knew I had to change,” Bradley said. “I knew that I had a thug mentality. I was pretty much a little monster. My dad told me he did not raise me to be a bully.” This is story of how he changed.

Author Bill Dwyre was the longtime Sports Editor of the Los Angeles Times. Named the National Press Foundation Editor of the Year, he also received the National Headliners Award for the paper’s coverage of the 1984 Olympic Games. As a columnist for the paper, he often wrote about boxing. In 2017, the Boxing Writers Association of America gave him the Nat Fleischer Award for career achievement.

  • For middle-grade readers and up.
  • Published October 2017.
  • Paperback edition: $9.99 (ISBN 978-0-9993967-0-4)
  • Digital edition: $6.99 (ISBN 978-0-9993967-1-1)

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