But Benny is barely introduced in the first eighty pages, and his fight career doesn't pick up until the first pages are almost done. The book suffers from poor editing, such as when the "Joe Gans-Battling Morgan" fight is referenced. Benny Lynch may be a worthy subject, and /5(27). 'Before Benny, nobody from the Gorbals became World Champion of anything ' Benny Lynch was Scotland's first World Boxing Champion and the most talked-about British sportsman of his generation. In fact, many consider him to be the finest fighter the country has ever produced. . Lynch's life was the subject of Bill Bryden's stage play Benny Lynch, with a book of the play published in , and a television adaptation made in A second play based on Lynch's life, written by Peter Arnett, was first performed in He was featured on the cover of Scottish rock band Gun's second album, Gallus, in Losses: Benny – by John Burrowes Probably now better known for his book Irish: The Remarkable Saga of a Nation and a City, in the early 80s Burrowes wrote this biography of Benny Lynch- the 5’5” boxing world champion from the Gorbals.
Related: Unsung Horrors: 10 Underrated True Crime Books. When Tom Lynch—the son of Delores and brother of Janie—learned the tragic news of his family’s slaughter, he was with his two young sons. Tom rarely got to see his children, the result of an acrimonious split from his former wife, Susie Newsom Lynch. Not a boxing book. More a history of the gorbals- glasgow, if you want a good boxing book DONT BUY THIS, the author is obsessed with daft wee stories about numerous characters, places,, pubs,stories about all sorts of nonsence hardly mentioning benny lynch- so far im at chapter 11 & have heard benny lynch,s name mentioned maybe 10 times - " BIG LET DOWN". Benny Lynch book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Biography of one of Scotland's greatest boxers. First edition. 8vo. pp. Dus /5(4).  (Benny Lynch) , British, European and World Flyweight Champion. Biography cf. Burrowes, John: Benny, The Life and Times of a Fighting Legend () (King, Palace 91f)  This is a tribute to two of Glasgow's greatest sons: Benny Lynch a .