“The themes in Micky's . . . story of family, betrayal, brotherly love, tragedy, triumph, being an underdog, perseverance, and redemption, set against a boxing backdrop, resonate with nonboxing fans. Think ‘Rocky' for the new millennium.”
“Bob Halloran does a remarkable job in describing the actual key bouts of Lowell's champion boxer. You can almost feel the punches and intensity of the brutal sport."
—The Sun (Lowell, MA)
“[T]errific. . . . compellingly powerful. . . . Ward was a fighter who was hard to keep down. Irish Thunder is a book that is hard to put down."
The story behind the Major Motion Picture The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale: boxer Micky Ward's unlikely road to becoming a world champion