Foley, Larry

Pugilist and building contractor who joined the Catholic larrikin gang The Greens. As its leader he lasted 71 rounds in a fight with Sandy Ross leader of the Orange Protestant group in 1871.

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Born
Bathurst, New South Wales
12 Dec 1849
Died
Sydney
12 Jul 1917
Buried
14 Jul 1917
Name
Colloquial
Father of Australian Boxing
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