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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1935. Volume 6. Number 3.

Well Run Boxing

Well Run Boxing.

The Boxing tournament at the Wellington College gym, on Saturday was notable for capable organisation, if not for the high standard of boxing. One hundred and sixty spectators ensured a credit balance but we did hear it said that the place for a tourney was our own gym. We cannot truthfully say that much talent was displayed—in some weights the standard was definitely low. It will be up to those chosen for Dunedin to work hard in the next three weeks. The bouts were:—

Semi-final, Light Heavy. Hott v. Barnes Barnes looked cheerful and landed both fists, but Hott was making him miss Hott was down in the second but came back hard and finishly strongly to get the judges decision.

Semi-final Heavy. Armour v. [unclear: Lima Lima came] out with a cunning [unclear: spite and a crecping] crouch. The [unclear: crowd aped] with delight, but Armour [unclear: was not amused] Lima had Armour puzzled and suddenly dealt him a [unclear: slashing wer-arm] The [unclear: reordered] "Break!" and Lima ran off to hide in his corner, but crept back to investigate the big man's [unclear: shoelaces]. There was no fighting in the third round and Armour got the decision. Lima shook his hand and kicked his pants.

Semi-final, Welter. Wright v. Hall A fast opening, Wright cleverly taking Hall's attack on his gloves. Hall landed some heavy rights but Wright had fester feel, Hall the winner.

Final, Feather. Akel v. Fraser. Too slow for featherweight. Akel tried some long shots, but Fraser was keener to fight though troubled by his apponent's reach. Akel won a poor fight.

Final, Heavy. Armour and Abraham. Armour had three-stone reserve and too much power. A left to the solar gave him a T.K.O.

Final, Light Heavy. Hott v. Boswell. This was the best bout—hard and fast. The Petone southpaw was quicker and attacked more, but Hott took it well. The judges disagreed and the ref. gave it to Boswell.

Final, Welter. Edgley v. Hall. Edgley started with a flurry of fast blows, but Hall covered up well. The ref. stopped the fight when Hall's arm was injured in the first round. Edgley promises well.

A cup was donated by Mr. Kean for the most scientific boxer and was awarded to D. J. Boswell. A couple of exhibitions (in one of which Steele was too fast for Meek) and some fencing made up the evening.

The tournament team looks like being Armour, Hott, Boswell, Edgley, Meek, Akel, and Lennie.