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Colonel Bob Sheridan

All the King's Horses and All the Queen's Men. 'A Soldiers Song'. The story of Colonel Bob Sheridan

All the King's Horses and All the Queen's Men. 'A Soldiers Song'. The story of Colonel Bob Sheridan

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Published 1st June 2024. 

Broadcasting legend Colonel Bob Sheridan did it all. Minor league baseball player, pro rodeo rider, cattle farmer, banker, military man and politician. He also become one of the greatest boxing commentators to have ever lived. This is his story. 

Inducted into seven boxing halls of fame in a career spanning six decades, the Colonel called the action for just about every Don King promoted fight-card in history, including the ‘Thrilla in Manilla’ and finally Tyson vs. Holyfield’. However, it was his work on two nights in particular – separated by over twenty years – that would in the end define his body of work.

His iconic 1974 call of the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, the showdown between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. And the 1997 rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, when the Colonel defied all medical advice by turning up at ringside – with his cardiologist in toe – just hours after suffering a life-threatening heart attack.

The Colonel undoubtedly set the temperature of every room he entered. Though it was his irrepressible sense of humour and fun that made him so beloved by sports fans around the world. That, and a voice which truly comes around only once in a generation.

About the author

Marc Caputo hadn’t thought about putting his Sports Journalism degree to use in over ten years. One conversation with the Colonel Bob Sheridan, however, changed all that in an instant. Bombarded by the sheer force of the man’s personality even at the ripe age of 78, and a gift for flattery that would rival any government diplomat on the planet, Marc soon realised that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity could not be missed. So he fastened his seatbelt, taking in a deep breath, knowing that he was about to embark on one hell of a ride.


208 Pages

ISBN - 9781780916576

Ebook - 9781781563519 (Available on Amazon)

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