Elley Bennett

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Elley Bennett
Statistics
Real name Elliot Bennett
Rated at Bantamweight, Featherweight
Nationality Australian
Born (1924-04-03)3 April 1924
Pialba, Queensland
Died 31 August 1981(1981-08-31) (aged 57)
Bundaberg, Queensland
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 59
Wins 44
Wins by KO 40
Losses 13
Draws 0
No contests 2

Elliot "Elley" Bennett was an Australian Aboriginal boxer. He was Australian champion in both the bantamweight and featherweight divisions.[1]

In 2009 he was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanton, Max (3 July 2010), "The legend (and tragedy) of Elley Bennett: Australia's first great boxer", Sydney Morning Herald 
  2. ^ "Mr Elley Bennett". Queensland Sport Hall of Fame. qsport.org.au. Retrieved 20 January 2014.