Jesse Ryder

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The other day Brian Rudman took a break from imploring ratepayers to pay for his hobbies to attack Super 8 and the charity boxing matches that go along with the sport.

John McRae had this to say on Super 8’s Facebook page.

Ryder vs Slater generated the most pr, tab bets and raised the most funds for the cause. Not the result Cameron wanted but he won some hearts and minds and dropped 17kg’s on the way. The professional athletes benefitted from the additional profile. Funnily enough it was a leading sports editor who said we should add in a celebrity fight to get into general news. I’m told by my lawyer Rudman’s comments against me are personally defamatory. His statement on Jessie’s “head injury” are incorrect and generally he’s kicking the sport we love because of his political bias. It’s sad that people in a privileged position such as him do not focus on the positive aspects of the sport. Bet he wasn’t calling for the banning of cricket when Philip Hughes tragically died. Slater has indicated his desire to enter the ring again – this time we will look to match him against someone within media or politics…. pity Rudman is a light weight. 

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Brian Rudman has his panties in a bunch

Brian Rudman has his panties in a bunch attacking charity boxing matches and ignoring salient facts.

Of all the winners and losers of last weekend, the memory that lingers is the sight of blogger Cameron Slater slumped on the floor of the boxing ring like a beached pilot whale, while all around, a liquored-up, “formally dressed” crowd bayed for more blood.

Slater is an unloveable character. He makes his living hunched over his keyboard, smearing and belittling people he dislikes. But the organisers of this one-minute mismatch are no better.

“Hunched over a keyboard, smearing and belittling people”…you mean like Brian Rudman is fdoing in this article?

Here is the thing that Brian Rudman forgets…I had a challenge and I rose to that challenge…I got fit, lost a significant amount of weight, and overcame my fears and got in a ring to fight a professional sportsman. I reached outside of my comfort zone and I am better for it despite a couple of bangs.

Along the way I found a new respect for the professional athletes and those who coach and train them.

The only people who criticise boxing are the panty-waists who have never got in the ring.

As is usual these days, Rudman, like many Herald writers, never bothered to ask the promotors for a comment before tapping out his little hit piece, so I took the liberty of contacting John McRae for comment (You know like a real journalist would do).    Read more »

My Boxing Journey: From Fat to Fit

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Well, now that I have had my first real fight, and loss, in the ring it is time to reflect on what I went through and why.

When I was asked by the promoter to jump in the ring with Jesse Ryder I thought it through a fair bit, consulted with friends and family…mostly they said no, and “don’t be daft”.

But deep inside I have wanted to do something about my weight, and wanted a new challenge.

How hard could it be I thought to myself.

Well it turns out that boxing is very hard. It is technically difficult, and requires a significant effort just to get to the ring.

I started on an 8 week journey where I could barely run, hated being in togs, couldn’t enjoy the sun and beach or my love of hunting due to my weight.

When I rocked up to the gym to start training with Henry Schuster and Nigel Andrew they told me to start running…just walking around the block was hard enough…but running? Were they serious?

Turns out they were…it took me 4 weeks to shed the kilos to start doing that without risking shin splints and injury from carting around over 120kgs.

But at the end run I did, and run and run and run…twice a day plus gym/boxing.sparring sessions, 6 days a week.

The guys I trained with were awesome.

From all walks of life, builders, sparkies, painters, office workers, factory hands…all with a love of a sport I barely understood.

The thing is they barely fight…maybe once a week…the rest is incredible fitness and stamina training…these guys are fit and hard. They love the sport for the release that it gives. No one has any time for politics or work in the gym.    Read more »

Who on earth is Danny Green?

Yesterday at the weigh they had some Aussie loud mouth interviewing people…he interviewed me…and TVNZ has written it up like he sledge me out hard.

Blogger Cameron Slater received a few choice words from a legendary Aussie boxer at the weigh-in for his fight against Jesse Ryder.

Mr Slater is due to face Mr Ryder in a charity match at Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Saturday.

Danny “The Green Machine” Green, who represented Australia at the Olympics and boasts an impressive record of 33 wins from 38 fights, took the opportunity to give Mr Slater some stick about his foray into the ring.

“Over the years, I would have like to get in the ring with a couple of bloggers, that’s for sure,” Mr Green laughed.

“I would have liked to have a lot of fun with you.”

Mr Green then went on to ask Mr Slater about his mental state in the build-up to the fight.

“You’ve been sitting behind the keyboard and now you’re about to go face-to-face with someone you might actually have blogged about – are you s****** yourself?”    Read more »

Oh what the hell have I done to myself this time…

Only a few hours to go… squeaky bum time…

Thank you all for your support.  I hope you’ll enjoy the fight, and let’s hope we all enjoy the result as well!


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“For six minutes we’re going to beat the crap out of each other” – Cam Slater

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Watch the SLOGGER whack the BLOGGER, live on SKY ARENA tomorrow

With the TAB running at about $1.06 to $8.00, nobody is expecting me to lay a glove on Jesse.  Even the promoters appear to discount the possibility.  I’d like to think they are the latest in a long line of people that continue to underestimate me.   Let’s see.


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Before and after

How petty can you be?   TVNZ tweeted this with the old photo

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Ok I’ve done the hard yards, now it is up to you guys

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I’ve kept my training a bit of a secret…but here is where I have got to.

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I’ve lost 17 kilos, and am the fittest I have ever been.

There are now two days to go before fight day…and I’m as ready as I can ever be.

I’ve done the hard work…and to see the difference like that is incredible.

Those are the same trousers I wore to Israel last year…Now I can step into them, shoes and other clothes on.  Read more »

The Rockstar Energy Drink SUPER 8 Redemption – less than a week to go

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The Rockstar Energy Drink SUPER 8 Redemption

Less than 1 week to go!

In under a week the Horncastle Arena, Christchurch will bear witness to the biggest line-up of professional boxers ever seen in Christchurch in The Rockstar Energy Drink SUPER 8 Redemption on Saturday 28th March!

The SUPER 8 last man standing fighters featuring American Brian Minto are
Kiwi fighters, Monty Filimaea, Lance Bryant, Asher Derbyshire, Israel Adesanya, Samoan Farani Tavu’i, Ghanaian Joseph Kwadjo and Australian Daniel Ammann.   Read more »