Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Eagle will not fly very far

Currently the whole of Australia is under the misguided impression that it’s possible for a champion waterskier to become a headlining boxer virtually overnight, since she herself can’t see much difference between the sports. So there’s your problem right there. … Continue reading

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Still boxing in the shadows

Once again women boxers are making history in a Fox Sport black hole. An international bout for a world title – the first female WBO title to be contested locally – is not worthy of a live broadcast and will … Continue reading

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The challenger

    My boxing classes at Doherty’s gym are really starting to fire up. I looked around me last night and I liked what I saw. People were moving like boxers, shadow boxing and working hard, pushing themselves and finding … Continue reading

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It’s a jungle out there

Boxing in Australia has always suffered from what historian Geoffrey Blainey calls the ‘tyranny of distance’. He argues that Australia’s geographical remoteness has been central to shaping our history and identity – and explains how it will continue to form … Continue reading

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