Monthly Archives: June 2011

Toddlers with ticker

Controversy hit the tabloids this past week over little girls fighting. It took me back to the early days when I competed in my first AABL national championships on Queensland’s Gold Coast in 1998 at the Southport RSL. Not only … Continue reading

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Facing the demons

Boxing provides all the best metaphors in life  – for politics, war, history and even other sports. But it seems to require none itself. As boxing historian Burt Sugar says in the documentary After the Last Round, it provides a … Continue reading

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Black and blue

It’s about six months since my last black eye, which, although it started out looking fairly dramatic, fizzled fast into a barely perceptible shadow. Never mind. It was one of those corner bubbles under the skin on the edge of … Continue reading

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