The University of Newcastle, Australia

Ring Kings: A History of Aboriginal Boxing

Friday, 29 May 2020

The Australian Boxing community has been mourning the recent death of the great Hector Thompson.

Brown marble plague with gold lettering saying
Dave Sands Memorial Plaque

He fought two world titles and, in 2005, was inducted into the Australian Boxing Hall of Fame.

His career is like that of many other Aboriginal men who have tried their hand at the sport, from Dave Sands and Lionel Rose to Tony Mundine.

Listen to Professor John Maynard talk about the unique long-standing relationship between Aboriginal people and boxing.

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