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Lionel Rose’s boxing gown


Lionel Rose wore this gown on the night he defeated Fighting Harada in Tokyo on 26 February 1968 to become world bantamweight boxing champion. That fight made Lionel Rose a national hero overnight.Explore this Object 
Ten times the number of people that had gathered to greet the Beatles turned out to welcome Lionel Rose home.
Boxing gown - front

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