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Lionel Rose boxer

Lionel Rose image
Status inactive
Age 62
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 5½″/166cm
Reach 67½″/171cm
Debut 1964-09-09
Born 1948-06-21
Death 2011-05-08
Nationality Australia
Residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
bouts
53
won
42
lost
11
draw
0
bouts
53
won
42
lost
11
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 62
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 5½″/166cm
Reach 67½″/171cm
Debut 1964-09-09
Born 1948-06-21
Death 2011-05-08
Nationality Australia
Residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lionel Edmund Rose MBE (21 June 1948 – 8 May 2011) was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title. He later became the first Indigenous Australian to be named Australian of the Year.

Lionel Edmund Rose MBE (21 June 1948 – 8 May 2011) was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title. He later became the first Indigenous Australian to be named Australian of the Year.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 18, 1976 Maurice Apeang WWWWLW Une Grande Soiree Stadium, Noumea LOSS
KO
Aug. 28, 1976 Rafael Limon WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1975 Giuseppe Agate LLLLWL Olympic Swimming Stadium, Melbourne WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 8, 1975 Billy Moeller LWLWLL Marrickville RSL Club, Sydney LOSS
Points
Aug. 29, 1975 Blakeney Kid Matthews LLWWLW Melbourne Olympic Pool, Melbourne LOSS
Majority decision
June 30, 1975 Bomber Uchida WWWWWD Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur WIN
Points
May 30, 1971 Yoshiaki Numata DWWWWW Prefectural Gymnasium, Hiroshima World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 4, 1971 Tanny Cuaresma LLDLL Channel 10 Studios, Melbourne WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 1971 Jeff White WWWWLW Milton Tennis Courts, Brisbane Australian Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 10, 1970 Guts Ishimatsu WWWWLW Palais Theatre,Saint Kilda, Melbourne WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 4, 1970 Richard Kid Borias WWLWWD San Remo Ballroom, Melbourne WIN
KO
July 14, 1970 Freddie Wicks WWDWLD Eastern Suburbs Rugby League Club, Sydney WIN
Points
May 16, 1970 Raul Cruz WWWLWW Forum, Inglewood LOSS
KO
March 7, 1970 Don Johnson WWWLLL Olympic Velodrome, Melbourne WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 7, 1969 Fernando Sotelo WLWWLL White City Tennis Courts, Sydney LOSS
KO
Nov. 1, 1969 Vicente Garcia LWWLWL Melbourne Olympic Velodrome, Melbourne WIN
KO
Aug. 22, 1969 Ruben Olivares WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
KO
June 10, 1969 Ernie Cruz WWLWWL Honolulu International Center, Honolulu WIN
Majority decision
March 8, 1969 Alan Rudkin WWWWWW Kooyong Tennis Stadium, Melbourne Commonwealth (British Empire) Bantamweight

World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 6, 1968 Chucho Castillo WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 28, 1968 Jose Medel WLLLDW Forum, Inglewood WIN
Majority decision
July 2, 1968 Takao Sakurai WWWWWW Nippon Budokan World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Majority decision
April 26, 1968 Tommaso Galli LWDWLW Festival Hall, Melbourne World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 27, 1968 Fighting Harada WWWWWW Nippon Budokan World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 1967 Rocky Gattellari LWWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney WIN
KO
Nov. 20, 1967 Gary Garber W Sydney Stadium, Sydney WIN
Points
Oct. 13, 1967 Kamara Diop WWWWLW Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 1, 1967 Ronnie Jones WLLWWL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Points
July 28, 1967 Tiny Palacio WLWDLD Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Points
June 9, 1967 Rudy Corona WWLWWL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Points
May 11, 1967 Akihide Tamaoka WWWWWL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
KO
March 17, 1967 Nevio Carbi LLWDWW Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Points
Nov. 18, 1966 Felipe Gonzalez WLLWWL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Points
Oct. 28, 1966 Noel Kunde LWLLLL Festival Hall, Melbourne Australian Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 14, 1966 Jackie Burke WWLWLL Festival Hall, Melbourne Australian Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 26, 1966 Noel Kunde LLWLLL Festival Hall, Melbourne Australian Bantamweight

WIN
Points
July 8, 1966 Ray Perez LWLWWW Festival Hall, Melbourne Australian Bantamweight

WIN
Points
June 17, 1966 Flash Dumdum LWWLWL Festival Hall, Melbourne Australian Bantamweight

WIN
Points
May 13, 1966 Jerry Stokes WLWLLW Festival Hall, Melbourne Australian Bantamweight

WIN
Points
April 4, 1966 Ray Perez WLLLWL Sydney Stadium, Sydney LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 18, 1966 Ray Perez WWLLLW Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 1965 Arthur Clarke WWWLLL Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 5, 1965 Billy Brown LLLL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 14, 1965 Laurie Ny WWWWW Christchurch, Canterbury WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 1965 Billy Brown WLLL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1965 Bobby Wells WWWLLL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Technical knockout
July 27, 1965 Teddy Rainbow WLWWWL Saint George Rugby League Club, Sydney WIN
Points
July 23, 1965 Singtong Por Tor WLWLLL Festival Hall, Melbourne LOSS
Points
June 25, 1965 Singtong Por Tor LWLWLL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Points
April 2, 1965 Jackie Bruce WLLLLW Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 6, 1964 Joe Oliveri LLLWLL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1964 Mario Magris WL Festival Hall, Melbourne WIN
Points
Sept. 9, 1964 Mario Magris W Warragul WIN
Points