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Wayne Devlin



Wayne Devlin (Member 1987)

b. 17 July 1944

Wayne Devlin's achievements in the boxing ring put him in the category as one of the best ever in Australian amateur boxing. He was an outstanding amateur boxer who won eight consecutive Australian Championships from 1970-1977, three as a welterweight and five as a light middleweight. This extraordinary record will take some beating. It is even entered in the Guinness Book of Records.

Wayne won the prestigious Arthur Tunstall Trophy for the best boxer to compete at the Australian championships on four occasions 1972, 74, 75 and 1976. He was a member of the Australian team for boxing in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

Wayne was also selected to represent Australia in boxing in the Christchurch Commonwealth Games in 1974 (he did not compete at these games due to illness) and Edmonton in 1978. The same year saw him competing at the World Championships held in Belgrade.