New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

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Bob Fitzsimmons (1863 - 1917)

Though born in England, Fitzsimmons learned his boxing in Timaru and was always regarded as a New Zealand boxer.

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Tom Heeney (1898 - 1984)

Heeney was a boxer who won an enduring fame not so much for what he did, but for what he attempted to do: win the world professional heavyweight championship.

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Ted Morgan (1906 - 1952)

Morgan became the first New Zealander to win an Olympic gold medal while competing for New Zealand.

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Billy Murphy (1862 - 1939)

His proper name was Thomas William Murphy but he was known more as “Torpedo Billy”, the only New Zealand-born boxer (he was born in Auckland) to hold a world boxing title.

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