Tiga's Tale - Dundurn

Tiga's Tale

The Remarkable Life of Champion Boxer Barrington Francis

Published July 2024

$ 24.99


From Trench Town to the top of the world — one man's inspiring fight for meaning, dignity, and respect.

Tiga’s Tale chronicles the remarkable life of world champion boxer Barrington “Tiga” Francis, who survived crushing poverty and violence in Jamaica’s notorious ghettos and the insidious racism of 1980s Montreal to emerge as one of Canada’s most successful professional fighters.

Tiga’s Tale is told in the twelve rounds of Barrington’s fight for the coveted British Commonwealth Title, coupled with twelve vignettes that tell his exceptional story of perseverance, faith, and ultimately, triumph, from Jamaican street urchin to quiet Canadian hero.



Paul Harrietha

Paul Harrietha is a former board chair, CEO, and academic. He is the co-author of The Invisible Rules: What's Really Holding Women Back in Business — and How to Fix It. Paul lives in Toronto.

Ras Barrington Francis

Book Details

July 2024
5.5x8.5 in
248 pp