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Humanity must not allow Punchtex to fall into the hands of Skynet

Humanity must not allow Punchtex to fall into the hands of Skynet

If you’ve read my Guide to buying boxing gloves in Australia, you’ll be aware that I’m pretty sceptical about Australian brands. In general, they’re basically slick and sneaky marketers of low quality gloves produced by the gazillion in Pakistani factories. Many of their gloves look cool,..

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Catechism for novice boxers

Catechism for novice boxers

Boxing is a technically sophisticated sport. There’s a lot you need to practise and internalise before you have your first amateur fight in a ring.

That’s just a fact.

Every novice amateur boxer needs to understand and acknowledge it. If you’re a novice and you don’t appreciate..

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Best synthetic / non-leather boxing gloves

Best synthetic / non-leather boxing gloves

If you’re a boxer and your values and beliefs rule out buying products made of leather, then what synthetic/non-leather boxing gloves should you buy?

This is a genuine problem for vegan and vegetarian boxers who abstain from eating animals on ethical grounds (though perhaps not for those..

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Just whom did Ruiz shock?

Just whom did Ruiz shock?

Not me.

But it seems almost everyone else was shocked by Andy Ruiz Jnr’s defeat of Anthony Joshua on 1 June this year at Madison Square Garden.

The Mexican-American went into the fight as a massive 25/1 (+2500) underdog. The bookies wrote him off. The media and its talking heads wrote..

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Guide to buying boxing gloves in Australia

Guide to buying boxing gloves in Australia

Updated June 2019

The boxing glove market in Australia is a pretty dismal sight to behold. The gloves marketed by Australian brands are almost all generic models made with cheap materials and even cheaper labour in Pakistani (or sometimes Chinese) factories. They are stocked by Australian retail..

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Casanova’s bastard child

Casanova’s bastard child

The original Casanova is almost entirely misunderstood in Western culture. His life is the subject of more legends and myths than perhaps any other prominent figure in modern history. Indeed, the popular conception of Casanova is no more based on hard historical facts than our ideas about the shadowy..

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