Few cities have as great a boxing history as Liverpool. In both the amateur and professional codes, the area has been at the forefront of British boxing excellence for over a century, supplying champion after champion and contender after contender. Local boxing historian Gary Shaw and Jim Jenkinson, secretary of the Merseyside Former Boxers' Association, have produced this second great history of Merseyside fighters. World Champions Paul Hodkinson and Shea Neary stand side-by-side with local heroes from yesteryear such as Arthur Townley and Charlie White; champions such as Tommy Molloy, Andy Holligan, Gary Stretch and Joe Bygraves; top contenders Billy Aird, Robbie Robinson, Jimmy Price, Tony Moran and John Farrell; whilst class amateurs George Gilbody, John Lyon and Jim Lloyd are also included. Together with other 40 other pugilists, who left their mark on the Liverpool fight scene, "The Mersey Fighters: Volume II" is packed with rare photographs, and is essential reading for boxing and sports fans alike.