Harry Garside prepares to defend his Australian lightweight title — but his priorities go well beyond boxing

Harry Garside rose to prominence after winning Australia’s first Olympic boxing medal in 33 years at the Tokyo Games.

It wasn’t just that historic bronze, but his painted nails and passion for ballet that won over so many different fans.

“It’s been pretty crazy since the Olympics last year,” Garside said.

The 24-year-old doesn’t shy away from challenges.

Garside won Australia’s first Olympic boxing medal in 33 years in Tokyo.(Getty Images: Buda Mendes)

Just one month after claiming the Australian lightweight title in his second professional bout with a unanimous decision over Manuer Matet in Sydney, Garside is gearing up for his next fight.


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