As a young man, Paddy Doyle was as tough as they came.
By his early teens he was a British judo champion, pushing himself to the peak of fitness and endurance.
His fiercely competitive nature and rebellious temperament landed him in trouble with the law.
A hard drinker and a troublemaker, he ended up being banned from numerous haunts in Birmingham.
Yet his passion for sports and fitness saved him. After a spell in prison he turned his life around and went from backstreet brawls to breaking records.
A chance purchase of "The Guinness Book of Records" spurred him to action - he knew that he could beat, hands down, many of the records listed.
Paddy's alter ego, "Iron Man", was born and he was on a mission to leave no feat unaccomplished.
This is the tale of a man whose mental and physical determination to succeed have led him to glory.
It is the true story of his journey from the backstreets of Birmingham to the success of a world champion who refused to give up.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 295 pages, 16pp illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/11/2002
- Category: Autobiography: sport
- ISBN: 9781904034230