Zedda’s a born fighter
managed to get back in the ring to compete.
He said it was something he did to prove experts wrong — he just knew life wouldn’t be the same without boxing.
He fought for a few years after that, but eventually his more mature and wise brain started to kick in, he knew it was time to retire.
“Anything I do, I want to do it with dedication and commitment,” he said.
“I always want to be the best, and my body started to remind me daily I couldn’t move the way I once could.
“I was going OK, but not great. After a while I decided to hang up the gloves.”
Harrington still wanted his boxing fix. In fact, he needed it.
And he found a way to continue to build his boxing career, this time from the other side of the ropes.
And in 2015, Goulburn Valley Boxing was born.
“I didn’t want to give up on boxing, I think that came down to my ‘fighter’s mentality’,” Harrington said.
Many around the gym have said if he was to step away from boxing completely, it would be a huge loss.
Harrington has too much knowledge and experience to share.
“Coaching has given me the opportunity to be involved in the sport just as much as when I was an athlete, I love it,” he said.
“Plenty of sacrifice and time goes into it, and my fighters reap the rewards.”
The latest win for Harrington’s club was a Masters Title win by lightweight Luke Slater over Spain’s Ismail Garcia on September 8.
He also coaches Kyabrambased fighter Ellie Fry, who has enjoyed a huge amount of success recently.
“We are planning on getting Ellie into the state side to compete for the 2019 Youth Nationals,” Harrington said.
Boxing coach Zedda Harrington, left, with one of his fighters, Luke Slater, who earlier this month won a Masters Title.