The Stakes were High
The Extraordinary Life of John Gully, From Bruiser and Bookie to Fine Old English Gentleman
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The Stakes were High follows the amazing life of 'Glorious' John Gully, the butcher's boy from Bristol who first achieved fame as a bareknuckle fighter and champion of England. No other boxer in the history of sport has had such an amazingly varied career. He amassed a huge fortune first as a successful bookmaker, gambler and racehorse owner - and later MP. This is the fascinating story of his life.