Author(s): Kostya Tszyu with Malcolm Andrews
Revised edition of the bestselling autobiography of Kostya Tszyu, including his extraordinary win against Sharmba Mitchell in late 2004. Kostya Tszyu is one of the most recognisable sporting personalities in Australia, with his boyish good looks, flashing smile and trademark pig-tail. Against the odds, he has fought to become the greatest Australian boxer of our time, our first undisputed world champion holding an incredible three world titles. Kostya is the story of a tiny kid who turned to boxing to help protect himself in the spartan environment of Siberia and went on to become a world champion. He tells of his fight to be an individual in a communist nation that frowned on those who didn't conform. Of officials who bent the rules for the good of the Soviet system, and their personal wealth. Of his decision to make a new home in Australia and his rise to unify the three world professional titles. Kostya Tszyu has a universal appeal, and is admired by both men and women of all ages, from teenagers to retirees. Even those who know nothing about boxing are intrigued by this true blue Aussie from Siberia. About the Author: Kostya has written his story with the help of Malcolm Andrews, a journalist and author. Malcolm is the author of more than thirty books, and his most recent collaboration was with Brian Corrigan on The Life of Brian.