Fight the Good Fight: How to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down

Fight the Good Fight: How to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down

by JoAnne E. Gillespie, Tony "TNT" Tucker


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Walk with me through the pages of this book as I share an up close, intimate and personal look at life inside and out of the boxing ring; as a man who experienced the height of victory in his boxing career but also wallowed in the depths of despair. A must read for every boxing fan and for everyone and anyone who has struggled with addiction or knows someone who is currently struggling with any type of addiction. I know firsthand what it is like to rise to the heights of victory as a member of the elite class of World Heavyweight Boxing Champions as I have fought and been ducked by some of boxing greats. I also know what it is like to wallow in the deep depths of despair. You hear about stories of romanticized success all the time on the news and in social media. But mine is the story that no one wants to tell. The story of drugs and addiction, the dark side of fame and fortune. It is the story that takes great athletes from the pinnacle of success and plunges them into the darkness of despair. I met many of them in my stints in rehab. It is the story that leads a man to find himself in drug holes and seedy hotels plagued by paranoia. My story started off with one hit of a pipe in the glitz and glamour of a Beverly Hills mansion where a skilled seductress beckoned me to her love cave. It was too heady for me and I succumbed hook, line and sinker. At that time, all I knew was boxing but this encounter opened a whole new world to me. A very dark world filled with untold anguish, inner turmoil, and indescribable pain. This was my story. As you walk with me through the pages of this book you will learn how a 4 year old was taught how to box and went on to win two gold medals and later became a world champion. You will learn what it took to become a great boxing champion. You will also be exposed to some seedy details about celebrity and drug addiction. My story is an up close, in your face, intimate, detailed, and very personal account. You will get to know the champ, Tony "TNT" Tucker. It took years for me to be free and candid enough to share what you will read on the pages of this book. I go into great detail about many of my fights and what goes on behind the scenes. Drug addiction is cruel, harsh and indiscriminate. You quit a thousand times. I was in a fight for my life after life delivered me a knock out blow. But one day I finally looked up and then I got up. Enjoy the journey with me through the pages of this book and in the end you will be encouraged to fight the good fight and learn how to get back up when life knocks you down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692495452
Publisher: Gillespie Digital Media Group
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Tony "TNT" Tucker is an elite member of World Heavyweight Boxing Champions and knows first hand what it is like to rise to the height of victory as a world champion boxer. Mr. Tucker also knows what it's like to wallow in the depths of despair. Tony is a world class expert on how to get back up when life knocks you down. Mr. Tucker is a Florida Hall of Fame inductee and is frequently called upon to share his story with athletes, musicians, celebrities, executives and churches around the globe. Tony "TNT" Tucker is passionate, engaging and inspiring. Mr. Tucker speaks from the heart about his experiences inside and outside of the boxing ring and will encourage you to Fight the Good Fight.

JoAnne E. Gillespie, is a business owner, senior pastor, speaker, teacher and author. Ms. Gillespie is the founder of the Embassy International Christian Center in Tampa, Florida and owner of Gillespie Digital Media Group, publishers of this project. On the pages of this book you will read the story of a true champion written by a master storyteller. Ms. Gillespie endeavored to stay true to the heart and passion of a man who overcame much adversity in order to regain his championship status in life. The pages of this book are a very up close, intimate, and personal look at victory and defeat. In it is the detailed story of a man who one day looked and then got up. Tony "TNT Tucker's story will show you How to Get Back up When Life Knocks You Down.

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