This week is Coward Punch Awareness Week. Aussie boxer Danny Green joined Sarah Maree to discuss the devastating impact the dog act has. Since 2000, 172 Australians have lost their lives to coward punches. CowardPunchCampaign.com is on a mission to eliminate the coward punch from our society and to save lives, starting with raising awareness right now. As Danny says “It’s just unacceptable. And we’re tired of it.”
Listen to Danny Green’s full chat with Galey, Emily Jade & Christo below:
Danny Green says the campaign to change the language surrounding the coward punch has been incredibly successful.
The champion boxer, who has been the face of the anti-violence campaign for seven years, launched the 2019 Coward Punch Week during Sunday’s State of Origin game in Perth.
He tells Ben Fordham the campaign, which encourages people to use the term coward punch instead of ‘king hit’ or ‘one punch attack’, has really cut through.
“It’s really gaining momentum. Judges and magistrates are now handing down sentences referencing the term coward punch.”
“It’s such a basic, yet powerful tool that attaches such a negative connotation to a hideous act which is acting as a deterrent.”
In a boxing career which includes punching Anthony Mundine repeatedly, it’s incredible to think that Danny Green’s most important achievement is one of words, not violence.
Green’s campaign to replace the term ‘King Hit’ with ‘Cowards Punch’ has been an extraordinary success and the retired boxer has kicked off the inaugural Coward’s Punch Week, which highlights the devastating consequences of senseless violence.
“To change the vernacular in society in that short time, and to have now judges and magistrates handing down sentences referencing the term ‘cowards punch’, front page newspapers, lead stories, radio, TV using the term Cowards Punch, it’s so simple,” The Green Machine tells Marko and The Ox on Macquarie Sports Radio.
“It’s been a long road but to have that term replace those words which glorified the act, it’s a simple but powerful tool to attach a negative connotation to a hideous offence,”