Boxer Walker

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Boxer, the Life of a Cumbria Great by Mike Gardner, published by YouCaxton is exceeding expectations in Cumbria where Arnold ‘Boxer’ Walker, the rugby legend, is still a hero to many – being both a Workington Town and Whitehaven Hall Of Fame Inductee. Mike Gardner is a sports journalist with encylopedic knowledge of the rugby world and his book is a vivid account of Boxer’s story, full of its highs and lows, for instance the day he was felled so heavily at the Recreation Ground that a rumour spread around the terraces that the tackle had killed him.