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Mark de Mori: “I wanted to focus on weight training and build my body into a heavyweight wrecking machine.”

sky-tower-boxing-b-10By Dan Emicus

Having previously been an Australian football player, what made you want to switch to boxing?

I really enjoyed Australian rules football and it is the most popular sport by far in Australia, so I was surrounded with it. However, when I first saw some tapes of Muhammed Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, I became obsessed with boxing. While I was a natural at most sports, boxing was not something that came easily, but I was determined to do it.

It’s been said that you idolised Mike Tyson. Was it the explosive KOs, or did you also come to admire him stylistically?
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