Roy ‘Prettyboy’ Shaw is a bare-knuckle true crime legend. Imprisoned almost half his life, for a record breaking armed robbery he pulled in 1963 he emerged from the prison system with the reputation as a ruthless and committed psychopath.
Shaw used his very real talent for ferocity and unrestrained violence in the unlicensed boxing ring, a ruthless world of criminality, desperation and
hardcore violence. ‘Prettyboy’ is Roy’s account of his time in Prison, and his trip to the very top of the unlicensed boxing world.
Roy provides a straightforward and chilling account of his life of violence. The miracle is he survived at all. This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of the institutionalized criminal, a winner takes all approach to the dog eat dog world of unlicensed boxing, and a blow by blow account of how Shaw turned his life around.
Roy Shaw is now 75. He is now a millionaire real estate investor and businessman. His crime spree days of ferocious violence are behind him we are told. but this book also reveals a deeper truth: a razor sharp intelligence and a code of ethics that made Roy ‘Prettyboy’ Shaw one of the most feared men in England. This book is a true crime Classic, buy it today.