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Diana Prazak will return to MBC in December.

She’ll be sweet

Anyone who has followed the dramatic trajectory of Australian champion boxer Diana Prazak will know that she sure has a story to tell. From overweight chain smoker to two-time world champion, and the first Australian boxer of any gender to become pound for pound number one in the world. The ups and downs of this […]

Loves his work

Still the King

Sam Soliman showed this weekend the reason he’s lasted so long in the sport of boxing. Even when the decision went against him in what has been described as one of the biggest robberies in boxing for the year, he was still smiling like a trooper. His fight against the much younger Dominic Wade in […]

A champ in and out of the ring

Boxing royalty comes to MBC

When I first met Sam ‘King’ Soliman back in the days of the Underworld Gym in the early 2000s, they called him Triple-A – Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere. As a journalist on the Herald Sun I was one of the first to write about his unique style and tremendous tenacity and flair. And now he’s internationally […]

Girls get a taste of the real thing

Sparring can be a frightening prospect for anyone considering taking boxing to the next level, beyond the fitness class and into the ring. If you’ve watched any of the Rocky films or Raging Bull you could be having nightmares about your first attempt at the real thing. Black eyes, busted lips, your head spinning around […]

Post fight night group shot

More ring girls

  This year’s summer women’s boxing clinic was the best one so far. It was the third in our series and we managed to iron out some wrinkles and tweak the format so everything worked brilliantly well. We finished the training component of the clinic with a fight night in which participants were matched against […]


Time to take that step

The third Women’s Weekend Boxing Clinic looks set to be the best ever. It will take place on Australia Day weekend, from January 24-26, 2015. Bianca ‘Bam Bam’ Elmir and Boxing Central are excited about this event because we’ve realised that this is an important stepping stone for any aspiring female fighters who want to take that next […]

Patrycja or P-Dub for short

Sunny days

The first warm days at the end of winter and the onset of spring remind us that it won’t be long before we start shedding clothes. Most people who train hard through winter at Boxing Central are excited about that. But if you’ve spent winter hibernating under a doona you might be a bit anxious. […]

Action from the summer clinic in Melbourne

Another wild and wonderful weekend awaits

The second Women’s Boxing Weekend Clinic – a joint venture between MBC and Canberra-based amateur champion boxer Bianca ‘BamBam’ Elmir – is shaping up to be as exciting as the first one in Melbourne on the Australia Day weekend. Check out this gallery of pictures by Paul Oliver to remind you of the weekend or […]

Diana Prazak fighting Shannon O'Connell on March 1.

Get with the strength

Everyone finds a turning point with boxing training. Changes can be dramatic and substantial at first. You get noticeably  fitter, stronger, and trimmer. And you enjoy it so much that one day  you follow your curiosity into the ring and start sparring. And that’s when the tables turn. The thing that got you fitter and […]

A familiar sight: Diana and Lucia prepare for a training session.

Disarmed and dangerous

It’s hard to believe that we will soon be bidding farewell to the legendary boxer/trainer partnership that has been a feature of MBC for the past three weeks. WBC world champion, Diana Prazak, was already a familiar face to members and is well and truly part of the family at Boxing Central. Whenever she visits […]