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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 2 (May 1, 1939)

Maurice Strickland

Maurice Strickland.

Maurice Strickland, New Zealand heavyweight boxer, has been steering an erratic course in his quest for the world's boxing championship. After knocking out nine opponents in succession he went in against the wellperformed Bob Pastor, one of the few men to last the distance against Joe Louis. Pastor, carefully tutored to guard against Strickland's all-powerful right hand, kept the New Zealander offbalance, with the result that our man won only one round of the ten contested. This should not put Strickland out of the running; when Pastor lost to Louis it was admitted that he had made the champion-to-be look amateurish.