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Old 01-13-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Australian athletes who could of been decent boxers?

Australian's pride themselves on being a sporting nation and having good results in the sporting arena, our boxers included. Despite this only a small amount of our talented athletes have participated in boxing. Anthony Mundine has been the most successful and well known Australian athlete who crossed over from another sport and had success as a boxer.

Which other athletes in Australian sporting history do you feel could of crossed over or if they had chosen boxing as their selected sport as a youth could of had success as a pugilist and what weight would you have them fighting at.

The characteristics I would be looking for in an athlete would be; athleticism, speed, power, courage, discipline and a will to win.

Two examples I can think of from Rugby League would be John Sattler and Mal Meninga.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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they reckon that john steffensen used to go alright
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:06 PM   #4
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they reckon that john steffensen used to go alright

Used to ? so he's no good now

P.S Isn't he South African?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #5
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Bernard Tomic - the cunt
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Ben Creagh - especially in the heart department.
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In all seriousness, its difficult to say, as no other sports require you to throw a punch nor take one.

If GI was able to integrate his elusiveness into boxing, and proved to have somewhat of a study chin, he may go alright, but again, I've never seen him throw a punch etc
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..Gordon Tallis..
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In all seriousness, its difficult to say, as no other sports require you to throw a punch nor take one.

If GI was able to integrate his elusiveness into boxing, and proved to have somewhat of a study chin, he may go alright, but again, I've never seen him throw a punch etc
Ask Sally Robinson.
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