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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

Sam Ballantyne: Natural Born Fighter

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

Photo courtesy of Brock Doe Fight Photography. https://www.facebook.com/BrockDoeFP?fref=photo

International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2015

Sam Ballantyne was born in Slough, England in 1989 and made the move to Australia two years later. He, his mother and brother settled in Bunbury in Western Australia and it wasn’t long before he found his calling. 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

Ghot Seurnoi: Rare Breed

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015

The first point of contact for the elusive Ghot Seurnoi is his trainer, Soren Mongkontong. When we spoke, I explained that I had made an appointment to interview Ghot at ten thirty the following morning.

“Don’t be silly, mate. There’s no way he’ll be awake. He’ll have been up all night on his PlayStation.” Continue reading

Andre Meunier

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Andre Meunier is a ‘can do’ sort of fighter. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

Majority Ôback tough travel checks'

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Melbourne, as a city, is a lot like London.

Pat believed this like a superstition as he sauntered down the corridor that connected the aeroplane to the terminal. Continue reading

Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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3: Fifty-One Jokers and an Ace

Dear Eurydice, Continue reading

Erik Miskle: Muay Thai Fever

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014

Erik Miskle was in danger of entering a safe, conservative lifestyle when he was saved from it by a brush with Muay Thai fever. 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

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

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