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Verhoeven and Holzken: the New Generation of Dutch Dominance

Posted in K1, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2016

Glory 26 was held on December the fourth of last year in Amsterdam, the unofficial capital of European kickboxing. The two biggest draw-cards of the event were respective world champions at both welterweight and superheavyweight; Nieky Holzken and Rico Verhoeven. Continue reading

Peter Graham Versus The World’s Strongest Man: KSW32

Posted in K1, Kickboxing, KSW, MMA, Peter Graham, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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The entire SSE Arena in London seems poised above us; an immense sphere of mythological darkness, something dreamed, something imagined. Continue reading

Mark Mullan Retires

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Mark Mullan has had more than thirty fights spread over a fifteen-year career. In that time, he has trained in the Netherlands at the toughest gym in the world and fought in Europe, Asia and Australia. The time has come to hang up the gloves and he intended to go out with a bang when he took on old rival Simon Coutsouvelis this Friday night. Continue reading

Peter Aerts: All The Hits

Posted in Journalism, Peter Aerts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August, 2015

Peter Aerts has recently announced his retirement due to an inability to recover from injury, bringing down the curtain on a phenomenal career. Continue reading

Peter Graham – Professional Fighter

Posted in fighting, Journalism, Peter Graham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Fight! Magazine, July 2015

Peter Graham has had more than one hundred fights – full-contact karate, kickboxing, boxing and mixed martial arts – and never broken a bone. Continue reading

Gabriel Varga – Glory Featherweight Champion

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2015

Hi Gabriel, how old are you?

I’m twenty-nine.

What weight do you fight at?

One hundred and forty-three pounds, or sixty-five kilograms. Continue reading

Adam Goodes: A Great Australian

Posted in Journalism, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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The Adam Goodes saga has touched me deeply. Continue reading

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