ESB Writer Adeyinka Makinde, author of Dick Tiger, interviewed on Global Talk Radio

17.08.06 - Ade's book, entitled "Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal" was published last year to instant acclaim. The book has received excellent reviews from boxing trade magazines around the world. The review in 'The Ring' magazine, which is known as the 'Bible of Boxing,' commended Ade for his "exhaustive research." This was reiterated by the English weekly 'Boxing News' which described the level of his research as "impressive" and the book as been an "inspiring read."

Part of the review in the premier Italian boxing website, simply referred to the book as "una straordinaria biografia." The book has also been favourably reviewed in an Australian magazine known as 'The Fist.'

Dick Tiger was a Nigerian world boxing champion at two weight divisions in the 1960s who tragically died in 1971. He was for many years a popular attraction at New York City's Madison Square Garden. He was a national hero in his native country but his later years were somewhat clouded by his involvement in the secessionist movement of Biafra which tried to break away from Nigeria. A major part of Ade's aim in writing this book was to restore Dick Tiger's reputation in his native Nigeria, as well as to provide a fitting remembrance for a great boxer.


Adeyinka Makinde is a Nigerian-born and British based writer. He trained as a barrister-at-law and works as a law lecturer in England. He writes about boxing for a number of internet sites such as the highly esteemed, and His writings have appeared in African Renaissance, a quarterly published socio-political journal ,and Black Star News, a New York based investigative weekly. He grew up in both England and Nigeria and developed a great interest in boxing and writing.

Ade is interviewed by Global Talk Radio's Kevin Dawson.

You can listen to it on-demand 24/7 at . It will also play on Global Talk Radio's Listen Live stream Monday, 21st August, at 11am EDT / 8am PDT / 4pm London.

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Article posted on 18.08.2006

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