Martin Stark has a dream – he’s going to organise the first World Gay Boxing Championships.

Boxers from all over the world will travel to Sydney for the event, which will be held in either 2021 or 2022.

Think for a moment about the sheer scale of Martin’s goal. He has no funding, no boxing connections and no event management experience.

All he has is a fierce desire to succeed.

After having lunch with Martin, I’ve got no doubt he will succeed. He’s smart, he’s passionate and he’s determined. If anyone can pull this off, it’s him.

Martin plans to generate media coverage, secure corporate support and recruit boxers from all over the world.

Martin was the second person I met as part of my #500lunches project, which involves having lunch with 500 strangers in five years.

I was blown away by Martin’s ambition and leadership. I’m backing him to succeed. And I’m looking forward to watching him fight in the first World Gay Boxing Championships.

Do you want to participate in the World Gay Boxing Championships? Do you know any businesses that might want to back the event? Do you know any celebrities who might want to provide endorsements? If so, get in touch and I’ll pass on your message to Martin. Alternatively, you can contact Martin at