Friday, May 10, 2024

Boxing 🥊 at Round House Sydney Contender 18 Fri 10 May 2024 18:00 — 23:00

According to Mrs Imrichova, the Roundhouse at UNSW is re-emerged at the heart of boxing 🥊 and social life for the campus and community.

Sydney Contender 18

Fri 10 May 2024 18:00 — 23:00

The Roundhouse UNSW

Uni of NSW The Roundhouse has been the venue of choice for the biggest music acts for nearly six decades, and now the venue has undergone extensive refurbishments to deliver an unrivalled experience for a range of events. 

The boxing gym is a place of smell and noise, of sweat and liniment and the constant smack of gloves against the heavy bag and the rat-a-tat-tat of fists rattling upon the speed ball. There are voices, expletives, encouragement and banter. 

It is little known today that several Aboriginal boxers were on the boxing circuit during this early period of boxing in Australia. Two fighters referred to as Black Douglas and Black Alex remain uncertain of origin but were possibly ‘men of colour’. Peter Corris, in his study Lords of the Ring, reveals a number of Aboriginal fighters in the 1840s and 1850s, namely Yellow Johnny (who hailed from the Lower Hawkesbury), Yellow Jimmy or Jemmy (aka James Phoenix from Maitland) and Perry’s Pet, a protégé of John Perry (aka Perry the Black or Black Perry).[1] Another fighter named Black Billy, alias ‘Young Sambo’, had a crowd routine where, before a fight, he would anoint himself with grease and red ochre.

R.I.P. Mirek Imrich.  - Tango a Abraxas

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