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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 3 March 28, 1945

Boxing

Boxing

Although there are no outstanding personalities in the Victoria team, it is certainly a side to be reckoned with. Under the vigorous eye and tongue of Billy Hedburn of Koolman's Gym, fitness is the order of the day, and by Eastertime everyone should be in the pink of condition.

As heavyweight we have long limbed H. C. ("Peter") Faulke, who, although new to Varsity boxing, looks formidable enough. A Ian from the country, he should be well toughened to receive any punishment—and to give it.

Colin Gillet, the middleweight, is big and solid, and right at the top of the weight. He is training hard and is rapidly approaching top form.

Brendan O'Connor is well known in Varsity sporting circles and should more than hold his own in the welterweight class.

For the lightweight division, E. T. Watt is a "tough nut" in the true sense of the word. As a Wellington rep, he narrowly missed the decision.

It is in the lighter weights that Victoria mainly shines, and Allan Young is no exception. A feather weight of considerable Varsity boxing experience, he will be very unlucky to lose.

For the bantamweight, Brian Sutton-Smith is a boxer of class. Formerly one of Training College's outstanding boxers, he is a man to be reckoned with.

Robin Oliver, light-heavyweight, is a boxer of so some experience, whose efforts in previous years have already gained him honours in the science.

Easter Monday morning and evening will see all these men in action at the Town Hall. The evening display will be brightened by two professional exhibition spars. Also a spectacular weight-lifting act will be presented by Anton Koolman's Gym.