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Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis, 1986

Graham McCarter

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 39.1 cm x 39.2 cm, mount: 60.7 cm x 50.5 cm)

Jeff Fenech (born May 28, 1964) in Sydney, Australia, is a former boxer, to whom many Australians refer to as the greatest boxing champion to ever come out of that country-continent. Fenech is considered by many to be a national sports hero in Australia. In retirement Fenech has kept busy and now he is the owner of a sports clothing brand that carries his name in Australia. In addition, he was inducted in 2002 into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in Canastota, New York. Fenech retired with a record of 27 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw, with 20 wins by knockout.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011
© Graham McCarter

Accession number: 2011.82

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Graham McCarter (age 46 in 1986)

Jeff Fenech (age 22 in 1986)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

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1. Jeff Fenech, 1986. All Joe Greenberg.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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