Sands, Dave

Aboriginal boxer who achieved fame and success in the middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions in his short career. He died in 1952 at the age of 26 in a truck accident. In 1998 he was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Born
Burnt Bridge, Kempsey, New South Wales
24 Feb 1926
Died
Dungog
11 Aug 1952
Buried
Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle
13 Aug 1952
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Birth
Ritchie, Dave
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