Obviously fighting a kangaroo is, well in my onion, pretty barbaric really – and certainly not politically correct today. But it was a common practice for Australian carnivals and circuses to have such an attraction in days gone by.
It is also an element in King of the Outback – and although a work of fiction, I have tried to not present the boxing kangaroo in an exploitative fashion.
But for those who need a boxing kangaroo fix, here’s a clip of moderate amusement. At least the roo doesn’t come out on the negative side of the ledger.
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May sees the launch of King of the Outback, the sixth book in the popular Fightcard series – and my literary debut (writing as Jack Tunney). Accordingly, in a month long celebration, Permission to Kill will be looking back and some of the highlights – and lowlights – of boxing in film and literature – and in music too.