Ben Dirs

Ben Dirs is a freelance journalist and author. He has written 14 books: We Could be Heroes: One Van, Two Blokes and Twelve World Championships (with Tom Fordyce, 2009); Karma Chameleons (with Tom Fordyce, 2010); Everywhere We Went: Top Tales from the Barmy Army (2011); The Hate Game: Benn, Eubank and Boxing’s Bitterest Rivalry (2013); and acted as the co-writer on Box to Box: From the Premier League to British Boxing Champion (by Curtis Woodhouse, 2016); Death Row – The Final Minutes (by Michelle Lyons, 2018); 401: The Extraordinary Story of the Man Who Ran 401 Marathons in 401 Days and Changed His Life Forever (by Ben Smith, 2018); Life According to Freddie Flintoff (by Andrew Flintoff, 2018); The World According to Harry (by Harry Redknapp, 2019); Break Point (by Ollie Ollerton, 2019); 999 – My Life on the Frontline of the Ambulance Service (by Dan Farnworth, 2020); What a Flanker (by James Haskell, 2020); Only Here For A Visit (by Alan Brazil, 2020), Right, Said Fred (by Andrew Flintoff, 2020). Dirs was a journalist for the BBC Sport Website between 2001-2017, covering most sports but specialising in boxing.


Twitter: @bendirs1