Anthony ‘Tony’ Madigan (boxing) carried the Australian flag at the opening ceremony of the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth. Madigan competed in three Commonwealth Games, winning gold in Cardiff 1958 and Perth 1962, along with silver in Vancouver in 1954, all in the light heavyweight division. Fighting at three Olympics for Australia, at the 1960 Games in Rome, Madigan lost his semi final bout to a rising star then named, Cassius Clay, who later became known as Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest fighters of all time. Madigan resisted offers to turn professional as a boxer, which allowed him to continue to play rugby union in Australia and in the UK and USA. Later in his life, Tony Madigan lived in France, where he resided until his death in 2017, aged 87.
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