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Old 04-04-2013, 02:51 AM   #1
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Default Our Greatest Aboriginal Fighters

Aboriginal fighters have excelled at boxing and constituted many of our great Australian champions as well as world champions.
If you could only choose 3 Aboriginal boxers in a list of the greats, who would they be and why? Would you choose those you thought where the best fighters or the ones who made the greater social contribution?


My list includes;
1. Jerry Jerome - the first Aboriginal Australian Champion.
2. Ron Richards - beat Lesnevich and could of been World Champion if afforded the opportunity.
3. Hector Thompson - underrated and lost to 2 of the greatest champions of his era.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:58 AM   #2
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Lionel Rose was your greatest boxer ever , white black pink or yellow IMO . Could have been Darcy but that unfortunately was a book never written .
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Rose
Darcy
Thompson.!!
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Rose
Darcy
Thompson.!!
Les Darcy was an Irish Australian Aboriginal????
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Dave Sands
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Lionel Rose called Anthony Mundine the greatest. Check out the Lionel documentary if you don't believe me.
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Lionel Rose called Anthony Mundine the greatest. Check out the Lionel documentary if you don't believe me.
Well the man was as modest as they came he's unlikely to suggest he himself was now was he ya thick cunt ?
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:50 AM   #10
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Lionel Rose called Anthony Mundine the greatest. Check out the Lionel documentary if you don't believe me.
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Lionel Rose was a gracious humble champion.
Mundine on the other hand????????
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Lionel Rose v Elly Bennet would of been a great Bantamweight fight if they fought in the same era.
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I'm not for one minute suggesting he was Festival Hall houseboy
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Just saw in the Boxrec all time Lightweight ratings that Brian Membrey comes in at 61 and Graeme Brook comes in at 62.
How does that work?.

56 Renato Cornett 61 30(10)-4(2)-1
1986-2000 orthodox Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
57 Merv Todd 61 9(3)-2-3
1924-1927 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
58 Joe Grant 60 62(12)-36(12)-12
1940-1951 orthodox Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
59 Gordon Meredith 60 15(9)-11(5)-0
1951-1953 orthodox Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
1927 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
58 Joe Grant 60 62(12)-36(12)-12
1940-1951 orthodox Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
59 Gordon Meredith 60 15(9)-11(5)-0
1951-1953 orthodox Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
60 Matt Ropis 59 19(7)-14(4)-5
1971-1977 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
61 Bryan Membrey 58 16(2)-4(4)-0
1953-1955 southpaw Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
62 Graeme Brooke 58 21(9)-3(1)-0
1981-1986 orthodox Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Default Re: Our Greatest Aboriginal Fighters

Just saw in the Boxrec all time Lightweight ratings that Brian Membrey comes in at 61 and Graeme Brook comes in at 62.
How does that work?.

Quite simple mate
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