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



Haigh (V.U.C.) v. Smith (O.U.)—Smith proved too much for Haigh, outclassing him in all departments. The referee stopped the fight in the second round.

Lucena (V.U.C.) v. Irving (A.U.C.)—Irving is a very clever boxer, and from the outset had Lucena thinking. Lucena, however, stuck to his guns and gave Irving one or two nasty jars in the first two rounds, but he could not maintain the pace, and the third round was easily in favour of Irving, who obtained the decision.

Irving (A.U.C.) v. Smith (O.U.)—Final: This bout provided the cleverest exhibition boxing during the evening. Both started carefully, but Smith soon took the offensive, Irving showing great skill in defence. The footwork of both competitors was particularly good. In the second round both contestants started to force the fighting. Smith seemed to have the advantage at close quarters. The second round ended with honours even. In the third round Smith did most of the attacking, though on more than one occasion page 26 he hit the air, Irving's defence being particularly good. On the sound of the gong it seemed that the referee would have ordered another round, but the decision was given to Smith.