Tag: Boxing

From Stolen Generation to champion boxer: John Patten was also a handy league player

BY CURTIS WOODWARD  @woodward_curtis    Boxing historians know him as former Australian bantamweight champion Johnny Jarrett. So dominant he was in his own division, very few pugilists would challenge him. In fact, even the featherweights wouldn’t fight him. Jarrett was a rare talent. So rare that he often had to give up his own purse […]

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How close was Jeff Horn to picking league over boxing?

WBO Welterweight champion Jeff Horn has revealed he seriously considered picking rugby league over boxing in his younger years. Speaking to Brisbane Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough on a podcast for playersvoice.com.au, Horn said he approached trainer Glenn Rushton about the switch. “When I told him (Glenn) I’d probably want to go to rugby league – I […]

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Haumono admits to suicide attempts that began from age seven

Retired representative prop-turned-boxer Solomon Haumono has revealed that he attempted to kill himself numerous time throughout his life starting at age seven. Speaking on Fox Sports’ Sterlo on the Couch, Haumono made the shocking revelations in a raw must-watch interview. “Stuff was happening at home and I remember I grabbed a kitchen knife and I […]

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End Game: Paul Gallen wants Sonny Bill Williams more than a World Title

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says tri-sport champion Sonny Bill Williams is square in his sights and says SBW is just as big a target as a World Championship as his boxing career steps up a gear. “We’re talking about it but I suppose it’s just hard to line our two schedules up,” Gallen told Fox […]

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Anthony Mundine proves there’s more to the man than ‘The Man’

    It is early 2011 and 75-year-old Happy Tenana is laying as comfortably as he can in his bedroom in Auckland. Happy has cancer and is in his final stages of his journey. On the television in front of him he sees the bright lights and Hollywood shuffle of Sonny Bill Williams heading toward […]

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