At 21 years of age Con Russell claimed the Australian featherweight belt at Festival Hall in Brisbane on July 13, 1969.
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This Seven Network video shows Con Russell at training in Gympie in 1969. Visit here (YouTube)
We also have another video of boxing training in Gympie. Visit here (YouTube)
Originally a news broadcast on Wide Bay Television.
This film was originally produced by WBQ 8 and was reproduced as 7 Extract from the Archives project.
The project was supported by an innovation grant from the Library Board of Queensland.
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The Gympie Times ran a pre-match article.
The Gympie Times ran an article about Con Russell’s win in Brisbane.
In 2019 The Gympie Times revisited and article about Con Russell and his win on Con’s 21st birthday.