GLOVES OFF: The boxing team from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics – Bill Booth, Randell Hope, Fred Casey, Athol McQueen and Joe Rossi – reunites.
GLOVES OFF: The boxing team from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics – Bill Booth, Randell Hope, Fred Casey, Athol McQueen and Joe Rossi – reunites. Contributed

A long time between bells

FIFTY years on from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, a group of once-young and body-beautiful young boxers met for a reunion at Brisbane's Victoria Park Golf Club on October 10.

Still looking fit, they remembered their participation in the boxing ring all those years ago, and reminisced over the direction their professions had taken them in the years since.

Kyogle's Athol McQueen (Heavyweight NSW), Bill Booth (NSW Bantamweight), Randell Hope (Queensland Featherweight), Fred Casey (Queensland Light/heavyweight) and Joe Rossi (Welterweight) have all maintained their involvement in boxing over the years.



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