Ray Wheatley remembered at WBC Convention

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Photo: David Finger

By David Finger

During the 61st annual WBC Convention in Tashkent, Uzbekistan a touching memorial took place remembering all of those in boxing that we lost this year. And for readers and fans of Fightnews.com®, a very familiar face was part of this memorial. Ray Wheatley, the former international editor and a frequent contributor on the boxing scene in Australia, was honored and remembered during the WBC Convention. Wheatley passed away back in June at the age of 74. Wheatley was a Hall of Fame official and former Australian heavyweight contender, but he also was one of early pioneers of this website. Wheatley was described by Fightnews.com® Editor in Chief Karl Freitag as one of the “original crew” of the webpage, having covered the boxing scene in Australia for nearly a quarter of a century.

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  • Look at that. You know someone has lived well when they’re gone and people do things like this for them.

  • Ray Wheatley is one of the original pioneers of this website, awesome!! Fightnews has been one of the main sources before the advent of youtube boxing channels I’ve been getting the latest updates. RIP champ

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