Sinner and Saint is the inspirational story of Martin Murray, St Helens’ flawed yet favourite son.
A promising amateur teenage boxer, Murray was drawn into a life fuelled with drugs, alcohol and street fighting. By the age of 24, he had completed four jail sentences, one of them in a notorious Cypriot prison. He still managed to win the ABA welterweight title in 2004 – while on the run.
The reintroduction of boxing back into his life and a settled family life proved to be his saviour. Turning pro in 2007, Murray went on to win the Commonwealth and British middleweight titles, and challenged for the world title on no fewer than four occasions.
Murray pulls no punches as he recounts his story in the most intimate and vivid way – a rollercoaster life ultimately redeemed through his success in boxing.
What people are saying about the book
“What an amazing read..had me crying..laughing..but more importantly inspired by how someone can change their life around for their family..great book” Emma W
“Another brilliant biography from one of the nicest guys in the business. A brutal and honest insight into the life of a working class lad who against the odds became a great”
“Brilliant, one of the most honest books I’ve ever read. You would never have guessed that he used to be so wild. Would recommend this to anyone.” Phil
“I can’t put this autobiography down. Honest, raw, inspiring and what a true gent and family man. Authentically written and delivered straight from the heart”
Where to buy the book
The book is available in hardback and e-book (kindle) formats via amazon, links below.
e-book (kindle) format