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Skills to Pay the Bills: Wes Capper

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014

Wes Capper has a lot to say about a lot of different things, but on one subject, he is unequivocal:

“I want to win a world boxing title.” Continue reading

Giorgio Petrosyan: Top of the World

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2013

Giorgio Petrosyan is that great rarity in fightsports: he boasts an almost unblemished record of eighty fights for seventy-six wins. Interestingly, only one of those unsuccessful ventures is recorded as a loss. There are a handful of other fighters who can lay claim to near-perfect records, but their resumes are a patchwork of second-tier opponents and greats past their prime. Not so with Petrosyan; he has fought – and defeated – all of the best fighters in the world today in contests spread across all of the premier ‘kickboxing’ organizations. Necessarily, his career has sustained many ups and downs outside of the ring.   Continue reading

The Buakaw Saga: A Living Legend

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012

Buakaw, known to his parents as Sombat Banchamek, is arguably one of the greatest fighters of the modern era. Over a career which spans a staggering 238 fights, he has established his career with a style and a slew of performances which have thrilled millions. Now, in the ultimate triumph of business over sport, it appears his career has been stolen from him – and us – in a legal quagmire. On the back of sixteen straight wins, he has been forced into retirement. JARROD BOYLE looks back over the reign of a great champion and wonders where to from here.     Continue reading

Michael ‘Tomahawk’ Thompson

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

imagesInternational Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012

Michael ‘Tomahawk Thompson has had 41 fights in the brief period he has been Thai boxing. This is all the more remarkable when you take in to account he is only 22 years old. He tells the story of a remarkable career-in-the-making to JARROD BOYLE. 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

The Coming Storm: Frank Giorgi

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

International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2012

2011 was an enormous year for Frank Giorgi. He’s come storming into the forefront of Australian Muay Thai and made a significant impact on the world stage. Continue reading

Parr Power

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , on September 11, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer, Vol.17, no.5

John Wayne and Angie Parr juggle the commitments of kids, family life and high-profile careers as two of the nations most respected and successful fighters. What qualities make for a great family life? Are they similar to the qualities that make a great fighter? JARROD BOYLE investigates Continue reading

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