Originally Posted by ecto55
I disagree...I think those of Australian (which logically includes Aboriginals) background should only be considered..
That would have the effect of disqualifying Fenech from this thread as his backround is not Australian, Fenech is obviously a Maltese name for a man of Maltese background, shit he doesn't even look Australian but Maltese or some Italian type of ethnic... irrespective of his Australian 'citizenship'.
Obviously Les Darcy, Lionel Rose, T. Mundine, Hec Thompson, Ellis all qualify, but Darchiniyian (Armenian), Tzsyu (Russian), Ndou (South African), Fenech (Maltese), Mattioli (italian), Meehan (Kiwi/Islander), all the various lebo's (Hussein's, Hamden etc) and Bugner (Hungarian) don't.
Fenech was born here and represented Australia at the Olympics, so why wouldn't he be Australian? Hussein also fought at the Olympics for Australia and was born here.
Pretty sure Ellis was born in England, your criteria for Australian fighters is questionable, it is a multi-cultural society and our nation was founded on immigration, everyone who has come in the last 225 years doesn't look like a 'real' Australian.