Young Victor Boxing



by Damian Membrey

Great night for Australian Boxing was had on Saturday night at the 6th Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner held in the prestigious members dining room at the “home” of Australian Sport, the MCG.

MC for the night was Paul Upham, complemented by the President of the Hall of Fame Gus Mercurio. Gus’s passion and commitment to the sport and honouring our “Champions” is unsurpassed and his speeches were inspiring and set the scene for a great night.

In attendance there were 500 Boxing Fans, Boxers past and present, World Champions, International legends, Officials, Historians and representatives from every state in Australia.

Some Boxing legends in attendance included, Emile Griffith, Barry Michael, Lester Ellis, John Famechon, Lionel Rose, Kostya Tszyu, Tony Mundine, Paul Fererri, Henry Nissen, Jeff Malcolm and many others.

Lester Ellis & Jeff Malcolm were inducted into the Hall of Fame. However the speech of the night was delivered by Craig Mordey, honouring his dad “Break Even Bill” who was also inducted.

The Hall of Fame committee lead by President Gus Mercurio should be very proud in what they have achieved to date. Lets hope that they continue to keep alive the true spirit of Boxing in the country by honouring those that have made our sport great.

If you have not attended in previous years, it is definitely worth the effort to attend future induction dinners.







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