Tag Archives: Diana Prazak

Better than Disneyland

Australian world champion super featherweight Diana Prazak never imagined that foregoing a trip to Disneyland would change the course of her life. But that it surely did. While she might have been standing in line for a wild ride, instead … Continue reading

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When only the best will do

What an amazing week in women’s boxing it has been for me. I had to pinch myself these past few days at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra as I witnessed something I thought I’d never see. The women … Continue reading

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News flash! Women can box!

The Herald Sun’s Ron Reed has finally discovered women’s boxing, which is great for him, and for the rest of us too, I suppose, even though he’s about five years behind the times. But while we have been watching the … Continue reading

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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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No fooling

On April Fool’s Day I’ll be leaving Melbourne to return to the scene of the crime, New York City and Gleason’s Gym where the story of The Sweetest Thing really began. It will be four years since I first walked … Continue reading

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A tale of two, or three, titles

I arrived at the Calabria Club on Sunday afternoon expecting to see two, and possibly three, female fights in the first day of the state title bouts for Victoria. With 100 boxers weighing in, there was bound to be a … Continue reading

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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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