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[BOXING] R.I.P. Lionel Rose 
Sunday, 8 May, 2011, 06:51 - >Misc Chat
Posted by ned
Lionel Rose dies aged 62

Legendary Australian boxer Lionel Rose has died aged 62.

He had been ill for several months.

Rose beat Japan's Fighting Harada in 1968 to win the world bantamweight title and became the first Indigenous boxer to win a world title.

He had 53 fights for 42 wins.

Rose was named Australian of the Year in 1968 for his achievement.





SOURCE http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011 ... 210868.htm

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