Written by Jodie Mullish
April 12, 2010
Mike Tyson was snapped with his nose in a copy of 80's boxing sensation Errol Christie's hard-hitting autobiography 'No Place To Hide: How I Put the Black in the Union Jack'. Ex-fight night poster boy Errol has been touring the country to promote the book. Published by Aurum Press it details the hardships of his childhood - and how he reached the heady heights of boxing stardom.
Coventry in the dying days of the Seventies was a tough place to grow up – especially if you were poor and black. At the same time as the young Errol Christie was raising the flag in the ring, his fists were seeing off skinhead tormentors and NF bootboys on the streets. Britain was sickening from a vicious racial divide, and even when the big time turned up Errol soon discovered that a black boxer who refused to play by the rules – white rules – would never be tolerated.
Errol has been the guest of honour at amateur boxing associations from the Midlands to Newcastle and Yorkshire. If you're in the Coventry area, don't miss him signing copies of 'No Place to Hide: How I Put the Black in the Union Jack' at Waterstones, 50 - 52 Smithford Way, Lower Precinct
Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1DX.
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