The Spike or Victoria University College Review, June 1927
The Boxing Club continued its activities from the beginning of the first term. There was not much time to work up to concert pitch by Easter, but those who took an active part worked strenuously for the short time at their disposal.
The trials to select a team for Tournament were rather uninspiring. Some of Tim Tracy's pupils came along, however, and gave bright exhibitions. Messrs Loveridge and Papps came up often to the classes to assist by sparring with our men, who were very grateful for the opportunity to spar with such good boxers.
The standard of our boxing leaves much to be desired. More particularly is fitness lacking. A tightening up in the allocation of Blues might remedy this. In no other branch of V.U.C sport have Blues been won so easily. Those who previously have won their Boxing Blue will in most cases surely endorse these sentiments.
It is to be recommended to those boxers who aspire to higher honours in 'Varsity boxing, to avail themselves of the opportunities which will be provided by a series of competitions which the Executive has arranged with Wellington College, Training College, Community Club, and Star Boating Club.
The performances of our team at Tournament are chronicled elsewhere.