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The Ups and Downs: ‘Bangin’ Ben Edwards and the Vicissitudes of Fate

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2014

The greatest careers are marked by severe vicissitudes of fate. Fight fans talk about the great clashes; Aerts and Hoost, Hunt and Sefo, Hari and Karaev. What they don’t talk about are the ups and downs a professional fighter goes through from fight to fight, like a ship that sails on a stormy sea. Continue reading

Hagiography

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Observation, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“What a night. What can I say? Badr Hari is an animal. I was just too banged up to keep going. To my loving wife Silvia, my now-two little girls; you keep me strong.
“To my friends who have always been there for me, thank-you as you are all awesome. To my students at IMC Prospect: train hard and always do your best. Last, but not least, my fans; from the Kyokushin and Kempo karate people and the BJJ, MMA, Boxing And kickboxing fans who follow me and even the ones who do not or cannot, thank-you from the bottom of my heart.

“You are all part of who I am.”

Post-fight dedication from Peter Graham, taken from facebook, 30/05/14

I logged a post about Ben Edwards previously to this. I was assigned to interview him for the most recent International Kickboxer Magazine and, towards the end of our conversation, he came out with something profound. Continue reading

Ben Edwards

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

1009738_10151522560038193_719684484_nBen Edwards and Hunter Sam are soon to go toe-to-toe on Friday, August 16. Continue reading

Thug Sport

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

Georges St-Pierre

I am turning my back on the UFC. And it’s George Saint-Pierre’s fault. Continue reading

Peter Graham

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, December 2012

The day I talked to Peter, he was managing multiple tasks and unsure I’d be able to get any sense out of him.

“I’ve just come from ten rounds of sparring!” Continue reading

Maseh Nuristani

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2012

Maseh Nuristani is the most recent fighter to emerge from James Roesler’s ‘Ultimate’ Gym in Hopper’s Crossing, Victoria. He speaks to Jarrod Boyle about first fights, first wins, losses and all the things that make an up-and-comer aim for the sky. Continue reading

Demolition: Training with Alistair Overeem

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.19, No.1

If there was one incident that made me wonder about people who make fighting their profession, it was the day I found myself in the shower with Alistair Overeem. Continue reading

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