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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

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

Posted in Ben Edwards, 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

Ben Edwards: Glory 16

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Ben faces off against Errol Zimmerman on Saturday, May 3 at Glory 16 in Denver, USA. His last showing was an impressive third round knockout against Belgian juggernaut, Jamal Ben Saddik. He gives us the lowdown on the lead-up to Glory 16. Continue reading

Steve McKinnon: Glory Bound

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, September/October, 2013

Steve McKinnon has just come through a difficult twelve months, but he’s feeling good. This year, Steve has had two fights on Glory World Series, the European promotion that has stepped in to fill the vacuum for world-class kickboxing since the demise of the Japanese K1. Continue reading

Dynasty: Stuart McKinnon

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2013

Stuart McKinnon is a vocational fighter. When IK caught up with him, it was to talk about his recent win over tough New Zealander, Josh Tonna. Stuart has many other things on his plate, however. Family life, running his gym and contributing to the ongoing success of his younger brother, Steve, take up much of his time. Continue reading

A Tribute: Mark Fowler

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Tragedy has struck at Andrew Parnham’s Photajaroen (PTJ) Thaiboxing gym in Ryde, Sydney, and the repercussions have been felt around the country. It’s a loss for the sport itself and more negative publicity we don’t need, but worst of all, the Australian kickboxing community has lost a significant member of its social fabric. Continue reading

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