Anthony Little

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Anthony Little (b. November 06, 1980) is an Australian amateur lightweight boxer who competed in his second Olympics in Beijing. Little is a southpaw from Geraldton, Western Australia who started boxing at the age of 13. He was named Aboriginal Sports Star of the Year in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and was the first indigenous boxer from Western Australia to compete at the Olympics.

Amateur career

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Little beat Tunisian Taoufik Chobba in the opening round but suffered a TKO loss to Murat Khrachev in his second bout.

He won the 2006 Commonwealth Games qualifier, beating Leonardo Zappavinga despite having a broken left hand but wasn't selected for the Games team due to the injury. A positive test for marijuana is also believed to have affected his selection. He bounced back, however, at the Oceanic Games to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Olympic results

2004 (as a lightweight)

2008 (as a lightweight)