Ben Doughty: The Life and Crimes of a Boxing Doyen

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Doyen thinks hes an entrepreneur today. If that means stealing ticket money, wasting other people's money, never paying anyone back or never paying your way and being a general ponce, I suppose he is. In my grandpa day he would be called a dosser. Big ideas thinks he was a good boxer (he was crap from the film we can see).
 
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Now I'm far from a SJW but does anyone on here find the way Doyen refers to women as "Birds" and "pussy" fucking cringe.

Going on like he's Tom Hardy ffs, I felt like a deviant reading it.. I mean who the fuck wants to read about that ugly bastard having sex.

I locked it off but thankfully not before reading "astonishing fistic potential" so he's a galist and a modest one too.

If he had "astonishing fistic potential" what on earth do a those lads winning national titles and actually boxing possess?

Cringe and a reminder of what a cunt he is.
 
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tons mate. There was the time he left home because he moved the VCR into another room and his step dad didn’t like it. Had to read that chapter twice it was so good.

Also the time, as an 18 year old, he knocked out an Army guy in the amateurs. Unfortunately he couldn’t remember his opponent’s name or the venue it happened in, but could tell you exactly what he had to eat the next day. Funny how the mind works sometimes.
 
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Stories are as real as the tickets he sold my mates. Absolute con.

Mr Doughty will leave you lubricated by the close proximity of violence.

Have read snippets of this because various parts have been shared online in the internet boxing community. The overall impression I gather is that Mr Doughty must've got the idea to write an autobiography from watching the episode of South Park where the character Towelie does the same. The memoirs are utterly uninteresting and irrelevant to the public but, because it's a cartoon, Towelie's book is massively successful and he is even invited onto the Oprah Winfrey show. The fact such a thing would never happen in real life seems to have been lost on this author.

I'm not sure where to start the review as the book failed on all its selling points.
Drink - No more than a couple of Ales and whatever he could minesweep.
Drugs - Less than a decent weekend's worth in the entire book. Disappointing.
Birds - Nope, apart from occasionally belittling them for his failure.
Boxing - Seems to enjoy a largely fictional love of pugilism.
I did however enjoy the juxtaposition of egg and bacon and the metaphorical nature of the prose at times.
I give this book 1 out of 5 trails.
 
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"London based Ben Doughty is a rare breed of boxing purist – a multi platform aficionado and known figure within the fight game. A former open class amateur boxer and Repton coach, he is a unique hybrid of fighter, coach, mentor, manager, pundit and writer. A well-travelled former street musician and father of 2, Ben is a full time ‘boxing man’ and has conversed with and interviewed such giants of the game as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Over the years, his work has been featured in boxing related publications like Fighting Fit and Boxing Monthly and on the website of social media powerhouse, Boxing Social. Ben has also appeared in various films including ‘Run Fat Boy Run’, ‘Bloody Lip’ and ‘Breaking Britain.’ ‘Drink, Drugs, Birds & Boxing’ is his first book. He lives in Hoxton and currently divides his time between personal training, interviewing, broadcasting and writing."
 
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"London based Ben Doughty is a rare breed of boxing purist – a multi platform aficionado and known figure within the fight game. A former open class amateur boxer and Repton coach, he is a unique hybrid of fighter, coach, mentor, manager, pundit and writer. A well-travelled former street musician and father of 2, Ben is a full time ‘boxing man’ and has conversed with and interviewed such giants of the game as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Over the years, his work has been featured in boxing related publications like Fighting Fit and Boxing Monthly and on the website of social media powerhouse, Boxing Social. Ben has also appeared in various films including ‘Run Fat Boy Run’, ‘Bloody Lip’ and ‘Breaking Britain.’ ‘Drink, Drugs, Birds & Boxing’ is his first book. He lives in Hoxton and currently divides his time between personal training, interviewing, broadcasting and writing."
Manager? Managers are meant to make money.
 
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"London based Ben Doughty is a rare breed of boxing purist – a multi platform aficionado and known figure within the fight game. A former open class amateur boxer and Repton coach, he is a unique hybrid of fighter, coach, mentor, manager, pundit and writer. A well-travelled former street musician and father of 2, Ben is a full time ‘boxing man’ and has conversed with and interviewed such giants of the game as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Over the years, his work has been featured in boxing related publications like Fighting Fit and Boxing Monthly and on the website of social media powerhouse, Boxing Social. Ben has also appeared in various films including ‘Run Fat Boy Run’, ‘Bloody Lip’ and ‘Breaking Britain.’ ‘Drink, Drugs, Birds & Boxing’ is his first book. He lives in Hoxton and currently divides his time between personal training, interviewing, broadcasting and writing."
 

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"London based Ben Doughty is a rare breed of boxing purist – a multi platform aficionado and known figure within the fight game. A former open class amateur boxer and Repton coach, he is a unique hybrid of fighter, coach, mentor, manager, pundit and writer. A well-travelled former street musician and father of 2, Ben is a full time ‘boxing man’ and has conversed with and interviewed such giants of the game as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Over the years, his work has been featured in boxing related publications like Fighting Fit and Boxing Monthly and on the website of social media powerhouse, Boxing Social. Ben has also appeared in various films including ‘Run Fat Boy Run’, ‘Bloody Lip’ and ‘Breaking Britain.’ ‘Drink, Drugs, Birds & Boxing’ is his first book. He lives in Hoxton and currently divides his time between personal training, interviewing, broadcasting and writing."
When I grow up I want to be a 'full time boxing man'.
 
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Book is a collection of dumb stories and failures. Man has no world outside facebook 5000.
Man is wrapped up in his ego so much he cant see that there are millions of kids who were better boxers than him
Man would av been whupped by average novice boyz
Man ego is massive but his boxing skill is small
in boxing biz his rep is rubbish
The top boys say man is dreamer and dont lend him no dollars man still owes dollars all ova.
 
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Cringiest thing doyen ever said was shortly after the ticket fiasco.

He put up a status about how he needed work and he was willing to lower himself and be a norm and do something "trivial" like labouring or removals.

I don't think he seems to understand a guy who works in Subway is above him
 
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