By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian lightweight star from the 1950s, Charlie Dunn has passed away from a lung disease in Sydney, New South Wales at the age of 81 years. Charlie was born in Enfield in 1930 and made his professional debut at the age of 16 years – boxing a three round draw with Al Lawrence at Sydney Stadium in 1946. After twelve bouts in prelim ranks, Charlie defeated Jimmy Boyle over ten rounds in 1949. Charlie’s best wins were over Len Pippen in 1949, Ken Wenman and Pat Ford in 1951, Welterweight Bert Hornby in 1953. Americo Agostini in 1954, Mickey McDonald in 1955. The most impressive victory for Dunn came on June 18, 1956 when he blasted out “KO King” Colin Clarke when referee Vic Patrick crowned Charlie at 2.44 of round two. Clarke had defeated Don McTaggart of Scotland, Sergio Milan of Italy and Spaniard Augustin Argote. Australian George Bracken also lost to Clarke by KO in two rounds. Funeral Service will be held for Charlie Dunn at St Benedicts Church in Broadway, Sydney on Friday. Charlie will be missed by his family and many friends from the Australian boxing fraternity.