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PRESERVING THE PAST

Tommy Burns/ Jack Johnson and Harry Mallin have been honoured with plaques

YESTERDAY’S HEROES

Alex Daley

IT says much for the social significance of boxing that monuments are being unveiled around the world to honour the fistic greats of the past 100-plus years. The latest is a plaque to commemorate the world heavyweight title fight between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson. It stands on a footpath in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, Australia, near the former site of the Sydney Stadium, where the bout was held in 1908.

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