The Colossus of Boggo Road

The Colossus of Boggo Road

Gold Coast bodybuilder Nathan Jones, at 207 centimeters and weighing 128 kilograms, was nicknamed “The Colossus of Boggo Road”.

 

The Colossus of Boggo Road in the movie “The Condemned”

 

Nathan was convicted in the Brisbane Supreme Court in April 1989 on five counts of attempted robbery and three of the unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

His eight-year sentence was increased to 12 years after an appeal by the Attorney-General.

In prison, an upset Nathan is said to have torn his cell door off; in reality he was a gentle giant.

Nathan was transferred when Brisbane Correctional Centre closed in 1992.

After serving his time, Nathan had a successful wrestling and movie career – including roles in blockbusters Troy, Mad Max: Fury Road, and horror films, Charlie’s Farm and The Condemned – filmed inside No.2 Division.

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