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The Return of ‘Bangin’ Ben’ Edwards

Posted in Ben Edwards, fighting, Glory, K1, Kickboxing, MMA, Peter Graham, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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You’ve been quiet. What have you been up to since you lost the Oz Heavyweight boxing title to Peter Graham? Continue reading

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Ben Edwards – Glory 24

Posted in Ben Edwards, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

I thought you’d given kickboxing away and gone to boxing?

I did – and I was going to have a break from everything! I was just burnt out from eleven years of constantly having a fight coming up. We got an offer from Glory – which we respectfully declined – and they countered with a generous pay increase and a two fight contract (outside of tournament) for that money and, with the US dollar falling my pay is increasing by the day… so we just said, ‘Give us a date and we will be there’. Continue reading

Hagiography

Posted in Ben Edwards, Journalism, Kickboxing, Observation, Peter Graham, 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

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I logged a post about Ben Edwards previously to this one. 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

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