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  • Rocky Gattellari's Olympic Dream
    • He fought for the world title against Salvatore Burruni in front of 35,000 screaming (largely anti-Rocky) fans at the old Sydney Showgrounds in an out
      rocky-gattellari's-olympic-dream.php
  • Catching Up With Cooper And Ali
    • "He was a very nice guy," he told me. "Great sense of humor and lots of tales of how he reached the top. "But, he stressed he real
      catching-up-with-cooper-and-ali.php
  • Proud As Punch
    • The loin-cloth clad competitors were in for the kill - literally! They were not content unless they drew blood...lots of it, and knocked their rival
      proud-as-punch.php
  • I've Been Conferred An Obe
    • I am ''doing the pads'' with a youngster when I feel a light tap on the shoulder. It's this grey-haired father of a new kid. ''My name's Ross,'' he sa
      i've-been-conferred-an-obe.php
  • Is Amateur Boxing Really Boxing
    • It has been too long since I was involved to try and talk about rules, regulations and scoring systems etc. What has not changed is the simple fact
      is-amateur-boxing-really-boxing.php
  • Blood, Sweat, And Broken Noses
    • Like these people? I had made the mistake of assuming that this sport was dominated by thugs with serious anger-management issues; an assumption I soo
      blood,-sweat,-and-broken-noses.php
  • For The Love Of Boxing
    • And I enjoy watching the fights even better in the company of Bugsy, especially when he's betting on the other guy. Bugsy's a poor judge of character,
      for-the-love-of-boxing.php
  • The Beijing Nine Fighting For Oz
    • Competing in their second Olympic Games are Anthony Little, West Australian lightweight, and welterweight Gerard O’Mahony of the ACT. The abori
      the-beijing-nine-fighting-for-oz.php
  • The Great And Humble Joe Louis
    • But I will tell you something that shows the Brown Bomber was a decent, humble, lonely man of immense dignity. It stems from a night I had in his comp
      the-great-and-humble-joe-louis.php
  • Why Alex Ramos Never Won Olympic Gold
    • I could talk about the way young men are taken from poverty and poor education and thrust – whilst they are at the top or on their way to it (wit
      why-alex-ramos-never-won-olympic-gold.php
  • Fight A Priest, Trust A Fighter
    • Before the match we had to wish them success in the dressing-room. Sometimes Father Dave prays with them. Here, that’s normal. And of course, a
      fight-a-priest,-trust-a-fighter.php
  • Those Unforgettable Games
    • A remembered line from my report at the 1956 Olympic Games, the day the boxing gave way to gymnastics. My first big job as a cadet on The Age.Melbour
      those-unforgettable-games.php
  • Lionel Rose, My Boyhood Hero
    • Mr. Rose was a regular visitor to Maurie's house behind his shop, as they were good friends and used to go on shooting trips together. I have vivid me
      lionel-rose,-my-boyhood-hero.php

Rocky Gattellari's Olympic Dream
He fought for the world title against Salvatore Burruni in front o...
rocky-gattellari's-olympic-dream.php

Catching Up With Cooper And Ali
"He was a very nice guy," he told me. "Great sense of hu...
catching-up-with-cooper-and-ali.php

Proud As Punch
The loin-cloth clad competitors were in for the kill - literally! They were not content unless they drew blood...lots ...
proud-as-punch.php

I've Been Conferred An Obe
I am ''doing the pads'' with a youngster when I feel a light tap on the shoulder. It's this grey-haired fathe...
i've-been-conferred-an-obe.php

Is Amateur Boxing Really Boxing
It has been too long since I was involved to try and t...
is-amateur-boxing-really-boxing.php

Blood, Sweat, And Broken Noses
Like these people? I had made the mistake of assumi...
blood,-sweat,-and-broken-noses.php

For The Love Of Boxing
And I enjoy watching the fights even better in the company of Bugsy, especially when he's betting on th...
for-the-love-of-boxing.php

The Beijing Nine Fighting For Oz
Competing in their second Olympic Games are ...
the-beijing-nine-fighting-for-oz.php

The Great And Humble Joe Louis
But I will tell you something that shows the Brown Bomber was a decen...
the-great-and-humble-joe-louis.php

Why Alex Ramos Never Won Olympic Gold
I could talk about the way young men are taken from poverty and poor educa...
why-alex-ramos-never-won-olympic-gold.php

Fight A Priest, Trust A Fighter
Before the match we had to wish them success in the dre...
fight-a-priest,-trust-a-fighter.php

Those Unforgettable Games
A remembered line from my report at the 1956 Olympic G...
those-unforgettable-games.php

Lionel Rose, My Boyhood Hero
Mr. Rose was a regular visitor to Maurie's house behind his shop, as they were good friends and used to go on shooting ...
lionel-rose,-my-boyhood-hero.php

 


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