Archive for Mark Hunt

Tai Tuivasa

Posted in Martial Arts, MMA with tags , , , , , , , on December 20, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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FightLive Magazine, October/November 2016

Tai Tuivasa has begun to assert himself as one of the rising stars of Australian Fight Sports, defining himself with knockout power across a range of disciplines. Continue reading

Peter Graham – World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Posted in Journalism, Martial Arts, MMA, Peter Graham, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , on March 10, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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How does it feel to be the heavyweight world champ? Continue reading

Ronda Rousey: The Movie

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

“Women have soap operas; men have wrestling.”

–  Ringside wrestling fan quoted in the documentary, ‘Beyond the Mat.’ Continue reading

The Long Road: ‘John’ Wayne Parr

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2015

There are many things to like about ‘John’ Wayne Parr. Best of all, he always comes up with a story. Just ask his friend, Joe Rogan. Continue reading

Why Everybody Loves Mark Hunt

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , on March 13, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Shucks, if I throw Stipe Miocic into any harbour, he probably drowns,” Aussie headliner Mark Hunt laughs. “And how do we fight each other if he’s dead?

“Other fighters might like to talk trash but I’m fairly civil. Especially at this level.

“Plus Stipe seems a nice guy. So no, I won’t be throwing him into any water. But when the bell goes, man, I’m still going to put a hole in his face.”

– Hunt giving an intro to his performance against Stipe Miocic at UFC Fight Night in Adelaide on May 10, 2015

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

UFC: The Other Side of the Bloody Coin

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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-Cormac McCarthy,

The Crossing.

Phil Rothfield recently published an editorial in The Daily Telegraph that has gone viral across the Facebook pages of many of the people I know. It’s a pretty inflammatory screed, and I’m surprised any credible newspaper would publish it; the comment about ‘allowing’ women to fight on the card alongside men must have left feminists, along with fight-fans, scratching their heads. Continue reading

Tarik Solak: Return of the Super-Promoter!

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2013

Tarik Solak is back on Australian soil with a new show and new fighters. To put it simply, he’s excited. Continue reading

All Hail the Super-Samoan!

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , on April 13, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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On Saturday May 26, the Cindarella of fightsports will strike out in pursuit of the UFC Heavyweight title. We love and respect Junior Dos Santos as one of the few gentlemen remaining in what has increasingly become a thug sport (see the woeful weigh-in shaenanigans of Diaz and St-Pierre), but my money is on the great Antipodean.

I salute Dos Santos, but Mark Hunt is in my heart.

All hail the Super Samoan!!!

Peter Graham

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Peter Graham, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, December 2012

The day I talked to Peter, he was managing multiple tasks and unsure I’d be able to get any sense out of him.

“I’ve just come from ten rounds of sparring!” Continue reading

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