How Tony Mundine went from football to boxing: Chicka Madden

Tony Mundine came from Grafton to live with Uncle Chicka Madden and his wife (Tony’s cousin) and play for the Redfern All Blacks. Between seasons, rather than return to his job in an asbestos mine, he chose to stay in Sydney and box to keep fit. Soon Kooris were following him around Sydney, watching his professional fights.

Keywords: Moving: Redfern; football; boxing