The Boxers Statues
Public Art : The Boxers
Sculptor : Unknown
Date : The copies unveiled c.1880's
Description : The two 2m high marble statues are
copies of the two boxer statues "Kreugas and Damoxenus". In striking boxer poses, the two naked boxers (well
partial, if you take into account the strategically placed fig leaves) face each other in the park. One boxer looks
more like he is bowling a cricket ball than boxing. Both are leaning on tree stumps.
Location : Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney,
History of 'The Boxer' statues : The marble copies
are copies from the original boxers statues, "Kreugas and Damoxenus" by Italian sculptor, Antonio Canova
(1757-1822).. They were placed in the Botanic gardens around the 1880's.
Trivia : The original Boxers were completed in 1802
and now reside at the Vatican Museum.