From the publisher:
Over the past fifty years, Gary Newbon has established himself as an icon of sports broadcasting. He interviewed Sir Alex Ferguson after Manchester United clinched a historic treble in 1999. He was in the ring when Gerald McClellan collapsed after suffering life-changing injuries in his fight with Nigel Benn.
Nigel Mansell was his neighbour. This is the tale of a man who has spent his life in close proximity to legends; he interviewed them, befriended them and shared their defining moments until he became part of the DNA of Britainâ€™s sporting history. Many of his interviews are still used in TV shows today.
In his highly anticipated memoir, Newbon tells all. Encompassing a plethora of anecdotes that reveal the depth and wit of figures such as Brian Clough, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King and many others, this book considers how these people felt and thought during the pivotal sporting moments of the past half-century. From the Hand of God goal to the Munich massacre, Gary Newbon was there for it all.
This, for the first time, is his story.
Gary Newbon is one of Britain's most high-profile sports broadcasters. He has covered seven World Cup finals, three Olympic Games, European football at both national and club level, many world boxing championships and a host of other sporting events. He has presented over 10,000 television programmes, winning three coveted Royal Television Society awards. He lives in Solihull, West Midlands.