Champion boxer Lionel Rose prepares to defend world title | RetroFocus

Champion boxer Lionel Rose prepares to defend world title | RetroFocus
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In 1969, Indigenous Australian boxer Lionel Rose appeared in the ABC documentary “110,000 Reasons.”

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The program followed Rose as he prepared to defend his world batamweight title against Rubén Olivares.

Rose went on to lose the title to Olivares, but continued to box until the mid 1970s.

110,000 Reasons aired in Australia on 21 August 1969.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/indigenous/naidoc-retrofocus-archival-videos-indigenous-history-naidoc/11277682

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