Prizefighting: Up from the Outback

It would be hard to find a tougher or more tenacious people than Australia's Aborigines. They have to be. Virtually Stone Age nomads, the Aborigine tribes roam naked through the desolate Australian outback, where temperatures in summer often hit 120°. They live off the arid land, eating grubs and roots and maybe, if they get lucky, an occasional lizard or kangaroo. Last week in Tokyo, Lionel Rose, 19, a leathery young Aborigine from Gippsland, Victoria, put his native toughness and tenacity to good use. By outboxing, outpunching and outpointing Japan's Masahiko ("Fighting") Harada over 15 furious rounds, Rose took away...

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