Reporting by Joel Martelli

Rocky Gattellari dies, aged 81


Australian boxing legend Rocky Gattellari has died at the age of 81.

The boxing great passed away on Friday surrounded by family with his health rapidly declining over the past few days.

Gattellari was born in Italy and represented Australia at the 1960 Rome Olympics and won his first-round fight against Moroccan Abdelkader Belghiti.

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Gattellari will be remembered by his wife Millie, daughters Diana and Vanessa, and three grandchildren; Christian, Marcus and Olivia.