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Wild Thing: The True Story of Britain's Rightful Guv'nor

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Bernard O'Mahoney is the author of several true-crime books, including the bestselling Essex Boys, Bonded by Blood and Hateland.

Lew Yates is a former unlicensed boxer who has also worked as a nightclub bouncer and civil engineer. We celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, traditions and living cultures; and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Lew Yates (born June 1947 in Sutton, St Helens) also known as Wild Thing, was a boxer, doorman, bareknuckle and unlicensed fighter and all-round hardman, associated with the fighting and criminal fraternity. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. We honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' continuous connection to Country, waters, skies and communities. By day, Yates pounded punchbags and the streets in an effort to reach the peak of physical fitness as he prepared for his epic battle with Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

We at Penguin Random House Australia acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the Traditional Custodians and the first storytellers of the lands on which we live and work. In 2007 Yates released his book Wild Thing: The True Story of Britain's Rightful Guv'nor, written by Lew Yates and bestselling author, Bernard O'Mahoney. Yates once fought British boxer, Billy Aird, who was the European heavyweight champion, but Yates was disqualified for head-butting Billy.Yates began boxing at the age of six, and as an adult he was ruthless in pursuit of his dream of becoming world heavyweight champion. Yates heard a BBC radio interview with the then governor of the unlicensed fighting world, Roy "prettyboy" Shaw.

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