I have been bouncing around an idea for a boxing fiction novel and have decided to finally pull the trigger on it. I am looking at you Bad Left Hook community to provide me with some insight and I am looking to possibly use some of your names in the book!
I have the main two boxers fleshed out pretty well. The protagonist is going to be a older Irish heavyweight. Here are the
details I am looking to get input on:
Should he be a fighter that was once a hot prospect who fell on hard times before getting his shot.
OR Should he be a fighter who was a never was and finds himself in a title fight.
Should he get the title shot due to him winning a series of fights OR
Because he is a opponent that the promoter can use at that time
Also if anyone wants their name used as opponents just let me know. I would love to include some of you great Bad Left Hook readers.
Also does anyone know of the legality of using names? I would like to use history in here to give it a real feel as well as using Bad Left Hook and real venues.