Tony Madigan

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1960 Olympic light heavyweight podium. Left-right: Giulio Saraudi, Tony Madigan, Muhammad Ali and Zbigniew Pietrzykowski

Antony Morgan "Tony" Madigan (4 February 1930 – 29 October 2017) was an Australian boxer and rugby player. He competed in boxing at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and finished in fifth, fifth and third place.

In 1960 Madigan lost his semifinal to Muhammad Ali.[1] He also won medals at three Commonwealth Games in the light-heavyweight division – a silver in 1954 and gold in 1958 and 1962.[2]

Madigan was the 2010 addition for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Veterans category.

Madigan died in France on 29 October 2017 of complications from pneumonia at the age of 87.[3]

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  1. Tony Madigan.
  2. Tony Madigan Archived 2009-06-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "Boxer who fought Muhammad Ali twice dead: Tony Madigan celebrated for taking on 'The Greatest' and rugby career". The Mirror. 29 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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