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Buddy McGirt: Looking Back

Quiet would be the wrong word to describe Buddy McGirt; he remains reserved while discussing his successes and is perfectly straight-talking when discussing the intricacies of the sport. Ahead of his induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend, he spoke with perfect consideration as he rolled back the years and went back to where it all began - not to the level of a Chris Eubank, but instead you are left with the feeling that he just doesn’t waste a word; perhaps something that’s been developed during his time as a trainer, or instead it could just be the mark of a man that is happy enough, and has become used to standing in the background, while the fighters that he develops are allowed to take the plaudits for months of work in the gym.

Shane Young: Fighting to Inspire

Hailing from Maraenui in Napier, Shane is most noted for being the first UFC fighter to walk to the octagon carrying the Tino rangatiratanga flag (a symbol of Māori sovereignty) and subsequently conducting his post-fight interview in Te Reo Māori – another first in the organization.

SpitballingPod Interviews Zak Cummings

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of interviewing UFC Welterweight Contender Zak Cummings. Zak is fresh off the back of an impressive first round victory against Nate Coy and it was great to hear about his career so far, and plans for the future. You can hear the interview in full below, or read the transcript beneath the player. Enjoy.