World bantamweight boxing champion Lionel Rose photographed by my father at the 1971 combined Mercy Sports, Arden Street oval, 1971, at which two of my sisters were competing. Rose is pictured with Mother Superior who is holding a sports program wrapped around an aluminium baton. Was she contemplating running an anchor leg of the 4 x 100?
A well-dressed boxer engaging in polite conversation with nuns at a catholic schoolgirls' sportsday?
Yes, it was a long time ago. These days the boxers wear the hoods.
Earlier photographs in this series here and here.
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