Archive for Anthony Vella

Chris Bradford

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , on October 5, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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Chris Bradford is headlining the fourth instalment of the Prestige Fight Series on October 15. He takes a turn around the Theme Park to talk injury, retirement and the ongoing thrill of the chase. Continue reading

Ramon Dekkers: The Legend and the Legacy

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2013

Ramon Dekkers was the most significant Western fighter to wear the Mongkon. In fact, he and Rob Kaman can be credited with re-inventing Muay Thai in Thailand, its country of origin. Continue reading

Karl Jenkins’ Comment

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle
Left to Right: Karl Jenkins, myself, Tony Marichal. Front: have a guess.

Left to Right: Karl Jenkins, myself, Tony Marichal.
Front: have a guess.

Taken from facebook: Continue reading

Jamie ‘The Official’ Stamp

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle
Revenge of the beard!

Revenge of the beard!

International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2013

In Queensland, people grow all kinds of crazy things in their backyards. At Jamie Stamp’s house in Ormeau, it happens to be a kickboxing gym.

“It started off as a small shed down the back of the house,” says Jamie. “Since Anthony [Vella] has come along, the place has grown in leaps and bounds. It’s getting bigger and bigger! We’ve already got six of our regular fighters matched for February, and there’s fifteen or so fighters down there altogether.” Continue reading

Anthony 'The Hitman' Vella

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Anthony ‘The Hitman’ Vella was one of the outstanding fighters of early Australian Muay Thai. He had twenty fights for nineteen wins; his only loss coming via injury while fighting Paul ‘The Hurricane’ Briggs for a super-middleweight world title. Before I met him, I walked past this picture every day on my way into the gym.  Continue reading

Family Business – Josh Scida

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , on October 6, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

“I started fighting when I was eighteen, but I’ve been training since forever.” Continue reading

Jason Tramsek: The Next Big Thing?

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

 

International Kickboxer, Vol.18, No.1

‘He just fought New Zealand’s Chris Johnston and completely dominated him. Got an early TKO. He’s tall, awkward and strong. Wins in that devastating fashion you expect from a champion. It really was an impressive performance… you don’t often see such domination of a proven fighter, and of course he’s only young…’

If you google Jason Tramsek, quotations like this abound. He is the much-hyped protégé of John Scida, the trainer responsible for champions such as Chris Chrisopoulides, Anthony Vella and Jenk Behic. Jason grew up around these guys, starting to train casually at ten years old. “I started off playing soccer,” Jason says, “but I was a bit ‘rough’. So my Dad thought he better take me to do something a little more suitable.” Continue reading

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