Tag Archives: women’s boxing

Answering the call

It seems only a moment ago that I was on the edge of my seat watching rare footage of women boxing. As one of the early practitioners of the sport, I was always on the lookout for others; role models, … Continue reading

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Bella boxing babes and foxy card boys!

For those who missed the Melbourne launch of The Sweetest Thing, here is a clip of the highlights filmed by the very talented Mark Welker.

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The sweetest victory of all

How many of us thought we’d never see the day? How many of us knew talented female boxers who were not getting any recognition? How many women walked away from boxing because there were no opportunities, no opponents, no championship … Continue reading

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The movie version

The launch last week of The Sweetest Thing at the Bella Union in Melbourne turned out to be a fantastic event, a great crowd and a fulfilment of my dream to bring the world of the gym to the world … Continue reading

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And it will be sweet!

The Australian launch of my book, The Sweetest Thing, is shaping up to be an event the Melbourne publishing world has likely never seen before. Launches are traditionally events for friends and family and most people don’t see them anything … 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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Bruised then and now

More than ten years ago when the first edition of ‘Bruising’ was published I did this interview with James Griffin for the ABC’s books and literature program The Last Word. That was in the days when I was still willing … Continue reading

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He ain’t heavy…well, actually he is

They call him Blimp, although his real name is Delen Parsley. Gleason’s regulars will know him for his operatic voice projection, glinting gold teeth that flash every time he breaks into a smile and, well, his enormous size. The dude … Continue reading

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Making history

It’s going to be a pretty strange day in New York on Sunday. But if you feel like an antidote to the heaviness of reliving 9/11, it might be a good time to come to Book Court in Brooklyn to … Continue reading

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Sex and violence

Tonight (Thursday September 8) at the Sidewalk Cafe in the East Village in New York I’ll be appearing with Francis Levy, somewhat of a New York legend, and the author of Seven Days in Rio, his latest novel, which somehow … Continue reading

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