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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review October, 1920

[Review of the boxing club]

Sketch of boxer

Boxing is booming all over New Zealand at the present time and the College has taken its part in the boom.

With the revival and inclusion of boxing as part of the Easter Tournament the "pugs" of the College became interested and a fair number went into training under the tuition of Mr. Heenan, Sen. Practices were arranged in the Gymnasium for Tuesday and Friday nights, and some willing bouts were witnessed. Black eyes were a common sight in the College corridors.

A week before the Tournament arrangements were made for preliminary bouts with a view of selecting the College representatives. "Tommy" Uren, the ex-middle-weight Australian champion, kindly consented to referee, and afterwards gave an exhibition of skipping, of which art he is undoubtedly a master. His brother Havilah also gave an exhibition spar with Scott, the College welter.

The bouts were as under:—