Wales and its Boxers: The Fighting Tradition Edited by Peter Stead and Gareth Williams (University of Wales Press, £19.99).

THE age of Wales sporting heroes is far from over, Argus columnist and reigning Boxing champion Joe Calzaghe has recently proven that Welsh boxing heroes are very much of the here and now. His recent success in New York's Madison Square Garden against former four weight world champion Roy Jones Jr reinforced this and its good to see that Joe is an inspiration to many young people across Wales.

Wales and its Boxers: The Fighting Tradition focuses on the success of our current hero and those that came BC (Before Calzaghe) with the careers of boxing legends Jim Driscoll, Freddie Welsh, Jack Peterson, Howard Winstone, Eddie Thomas and Johnny Owen, coming under analysis.

Expert contributors ranging from Paul O'Leary, Dai Smith and Stephen Malcolm Williams make this in depth study of Welsh boxing from past to present a must read for any fan of the sport.