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Sharon Anyos

2006
Toni Wilkinson

inkjet print (image: 132.0 cm x 94.0 cm, frame: 142.0 cm x 104.5 cm)

Sharon Anyos (b. 1970) is Australia's only World Champion female boxer. After early success in karate - she competed in her first tournament at the age of 6, and won the Australian Women's Championship in 1986 - she turned to the sport of kickboxing, winning Australia's National Lightweight title in 1989. In 1998 she made her pro boxing debut in Australia's first ever officially sanctioned women's fight, winning the Australian National Boxing Federation's (ANBF) Junior Lightweight title by technical knockout (TKO) in the second round. Trained by Jeff Fenech, Anyos went on to capture International Featherweight Titles with both the World Boxing Council (WBC) and world boxing Foundation (WBF). In 2000 she was officially named the "First Lady of Australian Boxing".

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006
© Toni Wilkinson

Artist and subject

Toni Wilkinson

Sharon Anyos (age 36 in 2006)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

Donated by

Toni Wilkinson (5 portraits)

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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