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  • Interview with Mischa Merz: balancing life as a boxer and writer

    Interview with Mischa Merz: balancing life as a boxer and writer

    March 2, 2011

    Not long after I started actually sparring as opposed to just doing boxacise, I had an idea. And as with most ideas I get I started saying it out loud. 'What if I had a fight and wrote about it?' and people started saying 'Yeah, great idea'. Pretty quickly I got an agent and a publisher and before I knew it I had signed a contract to write about having a fight. I had to fight. To back out would be just impossible. It was my first book and I'd managed to get the attention of Picador Australia so I couldn't possibly waste the opportunity. And as it happened, I kind of liked the fighting and the writing about it and weirdly, it has become my thing.

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