YOUR STORY: Your hands are deadly
"PEOPLE need to understand how deadly their hands are," says ex-boxer and Maryborough man Allan Harrison.
Since moving to the area three years ago, Mr Harrison said he had noticed an alarming increase of violence within the community.
Mr Harrison, 58, worked in a number of jobs including a body guard and landscaper before his history of boxing injuries caught up to him and he was unable to continue working.
He shares his story...
Three weeks ago I stopped a man from beating a woman right in public near the town hall, she was so bruised and beaten by the time he stopped, I didn't think he was going to stop.
Only this morning I tried to help a man who had been beaten by a group of men.
He said he had received medical attention but he didn't want to go to the police.
That was in broad daylight, I couldn't believe someone could do that.
I've been hit in the face once or twice during my 40 years of boxing, but in the ring you have gloves and you're both under control.
On the street people are just so angry that they lose control of themselves - it's that fight or flight response.
Some injuries never actually go away.
One hit can ruin someone's life forever or even kill them.
If you need help, you can call the Domestic Violence hotline on 1800 811 811.