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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 5. May 5, 1955



Victoria won the boxing. We won the light-, light middle-and heavyweight titles.

D. Law in the lightweight division had a bye in the first round, and on Saturday evening beat C. Gribben (O) on points. It was a wild brawl and looked more like a wrestling bout.

In the welterweight division, G. Tait in the preliminaries beat S. Taylor (A) by TKO in the 3rd round, but he was beaten on points in the final by D. Prendcrgast (O). Lght middle weight Jim (Sweaty) Hutchison won on points against B. Garden (C) in the prelims., and TKOd Mike Morrice of Auckland in the final (3rd round).

Heavyweight W. Whinneray TKOd Aucklander W. Tawhai in the third round of the prelims., and slogged on to crunch gallant Ian McDougal (C) by a KO in the 3rd round.

S. Saili v. I. McDougall (CUC) was the first fight of the evening. Saili was strong, and compact; McDougall tall and rangey, Sam moved in, undismayed by reputation. He both gave and took some hard punches but gradually Ian's speed and skill told, and Saili became slightly slower. At the end McDougall was a clear points winner.

H. Mosaed (V) v. D. Tee (A) (light welter). Mosaed was the reigning champ, having won this weight for the last two years. Both had won their prelims, by Tko's

The first round started very quietly and there was very little action except for occasional flurries in which Tee got slightly the better of exchanges in the clinches. The second round opened with a little more action. Both boys were fighting very skilfully and quite a few hard punches were exchanged with Mosaed on the receiving end more often than not. This was really first class boxing with both boys moving very fast.

The third round opened well with Tee now definitely moving faster and doing very well in the clinches. He seemed to be thinking a lot more and much faster than Mosaed and was by now definitely on top, though neither could be considered beaten at this stage. In the fourth round Tee did ail the attacking. Mosaed seemed to be content to keep out of range. Tee was declared the winner on points.

The highlight of the Saturday evening bouts however was the fight between Tee of Auckland and Mosaed of Victoria. Mosaed, an experienced fighter who has won his weight in the last two years was up against a boy who had not fought in a Tournament before and is only 17. Tee, fighting very skilfully, gave a really first-class exhibition of boxing as it should be done and was declared the winner on points.