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Lionel Rose

Lionel Rose

Lionel Edmund Rose MBE was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title. Born and raised at Jacksons Track in Victoria, Australia as well as the town of Warragul, Rose grew up in hardship and learned to box from his father. Roy, was a skilled fighter at local house shows. Later at the age of 10, Rose was given a pair of gloves by his teacher Ian Hawkins. Aged about 15, he went under the tutelage of Frank Oakes, a Warragul trainer. He won the Australian amateur flyweight title at 15. ... more on Wikipedia

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