Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 4. March 25, 1953
Sports News — Boxing . .
Boxing . . .
The Boxing Club this year has in training one of the largest teams on record. Eliminations, both internal and against Massey will have to be fought before the final team is chosen and some good contests are forseen.
In the heavyweight division we have a somewhat dubious starter in Neil Henderson. If however, he does represent Vic. at Easter Tournament he will certainly give a good account of himself.
Bruce Carran. "the Brooklyn Bruiser," and Ian Fairburn are the Vic. contestants for the light-heavyweight position in the team. Both are possessors of a good reach and hard-hitting ability.
The middleweight division will be contested by "Gentleman" Jim Stirling and Pagoa Ripley. Both are training hard and it should be a good contest to decide who will take final place in the team. The best of these two however, will have to meet a Massey contender.
Our light middleweight is at present Jim Hutchison, known in fistic circles as "the Wadestown Wildcat." At the moment, by some stroke of luck, he is still on his feet, but he too will have to meet a man from Massey.
The welterweight place is being keenly contested by Peter Williams. "Mad" Mike Mayman and Paul Cul-linane. Peter and Mike are both fit and shaping well, while Paul, though flaking periodically, is coming along nicely.
"Terrible" Ted Thomas will probably represent us in the light welter division and on present form, should be able to hang several scalps on his belt. He will have to meet a Massey boxer in an elimination.
Peter Chatwin or Colin McMahon will fill the lightweight berth in a weight which is also being challenged by Massey. Both are fast on their feet and Peter, in particular, has a good left.
The featherweight representative will be "Battling" Barry Dunn who if he were At, could go quite a way.
Looking at it broadly, Victoria, though lacking in individual stars of the Bob Street calibre, has a team solid enough to win the Shield for the second year in succession.