George Barnes (boxer)

George Barnes (20 February 1927 – 23 August 2000) born in Temora, New South Wales is an Australian professional light/light welter/welter/middleweight boxer of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who won the Queensland (Australia) State light welterweight title, Australian light welterweight title, Australian welterweight title, and British Empire welterweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from 134 lb (61 kg; 9 st 8 lb), i.e. lightweight to 148+34 lb (67.5 kg; 10 st 8.8 lb), i.e. light middleweight.[1] He was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.[2]

George Barnes
Weight(s)light/light welter/welter/middleweight
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach65 in (165 cm)
Born(1927-02-20)20 February 1927
Temora, New South Wales
Died23 August 2000(2000-08-23) (aged 73)
Queensland, Australia
Boxing record
Total fights67
Wins42 (KO 22)
Losses21 (KO 1)

Professional boxing recordEdit

Genealogical informationEdit

George Barnes was the son of the boxer Eric Barnes (circa-1897 – 14 May 1978 (aged 81)) who won the Australian middleweight title in 1921 under the name Frank Burns[1], they were reputedly the first father and son combination to win national titles anywhere in the world[2] George Barnes was the brother of the boxers; Don Barnes [2], Bill Barnes [3], and Ron Barnes [4].[3]


  1. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Biography at". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Veteran Boxer Frank Burns Dies". 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.

External linksEdit

External video
  Empire Title Fight George Barnes vs Johnny van Rensburg, 1958. AP Archive - British Movietone News footage.