Category Archives: Boxing

A Few Words with Emily Jans

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A Few Words with Emily Jans

I know Emily from the markets.  We worked across from one another for a couple of years and usually closed down the opposing stalls on lazy Sunday afternoons.  We would often chat and I knew that she drummed.  I also knew that she trained.  But I didn’t know she kicked ass.  The first time I saw her fight was at the Coburg town hall.  I’m pretty sure she kicked someone’s head out of the ring, but I can’t be sure.   Regardless of whether or not she killed that opponent she was steadily moving up in the kickboxing world.  To my surprise she was going to be fighting for the Australian amateur boxing championship.  I had heard about her one amateur boxing bout from my housemate who works with her and trains at the same gym.  I’ll let her explain it in her words. Read the rest of this entry

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Angelo Dundee in Memoriam

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Angelo Dundee in Memoriam

Sorry this post is a bit late, but we’re not exactly breaking any news here at the X-Ray Spectator.  Besides, you try drawing memorial portriats.  I just wanted to pay a little tribute to Angelo Dundee, one of the greatest boxing trainers of all time.  Nothing like art to pay tribute. Read the rest of this entry