Bomber packs a punch with life story

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HEROL Bomber Graham proved a knock-out hit with his fans when he took part in a special book signing session at The Star’s front counter.

Not content with the former champ’s signature, many of Bomber’s female admirers wanted something a bit more personal - a kiss and a cuddle!

Smacker:  Herol Graham with fan Marian Hodgson.

Smacker: Herol Graham with fan Marian Hodgson.

Over a hundred fans queued up for the session, including one keen chap who arrived four hours early.

Everyone went home happy - and Bomber signed a few extra copies which are still available in the Star shop.

“Bomber seemed to enjoy himself and we sold a huge pile of books,” said a shop spokeswoman.

“It was a really good atmosphere and a very successful event.”

Bomber: Behind The Laughter was written by Herol with Stuart Wilkin and lifts the lid on his career, in which he was regarded as the best ever British boxer never to become a world champion.

He won 48 out of 54 professional fights between 1978 and 1998.

The 51-year-old, who now lives in Bradway, recalls how, to improve his movement, he would make appearances at city clubs and challenge people to try and hit him while he kept his hands behind his back.

The book, priced £11.99, also tells the story of the years after the ring, including his recent battle against depression.

n COMEDY star Rob Brydon put a smile on scores of faces when he met fans to sign copies of his autobiography in Sheffield.

He called in at WH Smith in Meadowhall and then spoke at a sell-out talk for the Off The Shelf literary festival.

n Log on to thestar.co.uk/video to see a video chat with Rob Brydon.