When one thinks of the background of athletes in the sports of boxing, mixed martial arts, and kickboxing, it is very rare for anyone to think that a former Harvard student would be an expert in that field. However, so is the author Sam Sheridan, who wrote a novel a few years ago called A Fighter’s Heart. As already mentioned, Sheridan is a graduate of Harvard and when he was in school at Ivy League university he participated in boxing, which sparked further interest in pugilistic sports. The novel profiles Sheridan and the sports he covers as he crosses the globe to get a sense of why people fight and the spirit of rivals. One of the disadvantages of combat sports is that they are often able to build up an infection like toenail fungus on the mats that people train on, since the mats are unclean. This may result in laser fungal toenail treatment or Long Island fungal toenail treatment. Along the way he has also experienced the various sports for himself, being completely immersed in the culture of whatever sport he is currently profiling. A fairly simple and very interesting read, no wonder A Fighter’s Heart was at the same time on many best seller lists.
The novel begins with Sheridan briefly explaining her interest in fighting sports and her background. After graduating from a prestigious preschool on the east coast he joined the Merchant Marines for a time to join the army. After that adventure, he went to Harvard and graduated in art. Fresh from Harvard Sheridan went on a boat trip around the world on a family friend yacht and wound up in Australia. Australia is the setting for Sheridan’s realization that what he really wants to do is explore the culture of fighting. Working out at a gym in Australia in the art of kickboxing, Sheridan is told that Muay Thai, a type of kickbox, is worth years in training in a Thai gym for a few months in any other school in any other country. .
Needless to say, Sheridan wakes up going to Thailand. Working out at one of the most famous gyms, called Fairtex gym, Sheridan discovers some incredible facts and gets excellent training. Sheridan learns that for many people, like boxing in the United States, Muay Thai is a way out of poverty, and fighters usually start fighting at the age of six or seven and are considered to be at their peak at seven. thirteen years. After taking part in a Muay Thai fight of his own, which he won, Sheridan moves back to the United States.
The novel continues as Sheridan travels to Oakland to train and brainwash an Olympic medalist in boxing and then moves on to Rio de Janiero and later to Japan to work in Brazilian jiu jitsu with him. the famous mixed martial artist Antonia Rodrigo Noguiera. The lowliness of the book for many people; this is when Sheridan discusses dog fighting and its popularity in many different countries. Despite his efforts to describe him as a dog showing love for his owner, there is really nothing that can detract from the shameful brutality and sense of dog fighting and the book is unfortunate that he is even giving up.
Despite the obvious low point, the novel remains an excellent read and very satisfying for those who are already interested in combat sports and people who may want to learn more.