George Barnes (boxer)

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George Barnes
Rated at light/light welter/welter/middleweight
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach 65 in (165 cm)
Nationality Australian
Born (1927-02-20) 20 February 1927 (age 87)
Temora, New South Wales
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 67
Wins 42 (KO 22)
Losses 21 (KO 1)
Draws 4

George Barnes ( (1927-02-20) 20 February 1927 (age 87)) born in Temora, New South Wales is an Australian professional light/light welter/welter/middleweight boxer of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who won the Queensland (Australia) State light welterweight title, Australian light welterweight title, Australian welterweight title, and British Empire welterweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from 134 lb (61 kg; 9 st 8 lb), i.e. lightweight to 148 34 lb (67.5 kg; 10 st 8.8 lb), i.e. light middleweight.[1] He was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.[2]

Genealogical information[edit]

George Barnes was the son of the boxer Eric Barnes who won the Australian middleweight title in 1921 under the name Frank Burns[1], they were reputedly the first father and son combination to win national titles anywhere in the world[2]


  1. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Biography at". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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