Tommy Burns (Australian boxer)
Tommy Burns was the professional name of the Australian boxer Geoffrey Mostyn Murphy (19 May 1922 – 14 February 2011). He was born in Mullumbimby, New South Wales, but spent most of his life in the neighbouring Australian state of Queensland.
In 1947, he won the Australian Welterweight Championship and fought many of the best Australian boxers of his era, becoming a crowd favourite. He appeared in the 1949 Charles Chauvel Australian movie Sons of Matthew.
Murphy, as Tommy Burns, was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.
Professional boxing record
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- The Australian Film and Television Companion, ed. Tony Harrison pub. Simon and Schuster, Australia 1994
- Neil Bennetts interview at National Library of Australia
- Biographical information supplied to National Library by son Peter Murphy in December 2009
- Boxing record at BoxRec
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