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The Colonel in Australia

Photo: Ray Wheatley--World of Boxing
Photo: Ray Wheatley--World of Boxing

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Famous American boxing broadcaster, Colonel Bob Sheridan, was a smash hit as the special guest at the Australian Boxing Hall of Fame dinner at the Function Centre Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday. President of the Hall of Fame, Brett McCormick stated: “The Colonel was fantastic. He helped the Hall of Fame in the days before the dinner by appearing on the Melbourne radio stations and giving interviews as well as giving us positive publicity.”

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The Colonel said: “It was great to be invited to the Australian Boxing Hall of Fame dinner. Australia has had so many great champions including those in attendance tonight, Jeff Fenech, Lovemore Ndou, Barry Michael, Lester Ellis, Lionel Rose, Robbie Peden and Johnny Famechon. Good to see former world lightweight champion Philip Holiday, who now lives in Australia, also was here. It was great to see Troy Waters being inducted this year. I called his fight with Terry Norris in 1993 when he nearly captured the WBC crown when he dropped Terry Norris in a very exciting battle. It revived the Ring Magazine round of the year. It was also good to see Henry Nissen being inducted who was a world rated flyweight during the 1970s. Australian middleweight Clive Stewart, who boxed several world class boxers, including American Freddie Little in 1960, losing in four rounds, but defeating Jimmy Martinez of the USA on points over twelve in 1959. In 1965 Stewart outscored world rated Bobby Dunlop over twelve. Stewart finished with a record (64-13-2, 44 KOs). Former world rated bantamweight Bobby Sinn was also inducted. Sinn lost to world champions Jimmy Carruthers and mario D’Agata via decisions in 1954. Bobby’s record is (38-18-4, 22 KOs).”

The Colonel continued, “I am going home to Las Vegas on Sunday morning but will be at ringside to call the fight between Tomaz Adamek and Andrew Golota in two weeks in Poland.”

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