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Boxing champions from Dominion championship held in Hastings, 1934
Newspaper article –
(By Telegraph – Press Association.) HASTINGS, September 21
HIGH STANDARD SET
The concluding programme of the New Zealand amateur boxing championships was presented tonight, when finals in all eight divisions were staged before the biggest house seen at a boxing tournament here for many years.
The standard of boxing was in keeping with the previous night, a splendid evening being provided. The titles were well distributed, eight going to as many different districts – three to the South Island and five to the North.
Gordon, the Taranaki featherweight, was awarded the Jamieson Belt for the most scientific display at the tournament, the award being well merited.
The attendance over the whole tournament was satisfactory, and it is anticipated that a profit will result.
Results are as follows:-
In the flyweight final, R. Boyle, Hawke’s Bay (7st 10¼lb), beat L. Larsen, Wellington (7st 13lb), after a splendid exhibition, the local boy scoring a well-earned title. In the bantamweight title J. Cadwallader, Wairarapa (8st 5lb) beat J. Finnagan, Wellington (8st 5lb), in a fast, bright bout, the pair being very evenly matched.
In the featherweight final C. Gordon, Taranaki (8st 9lb) beat A. Stock, Hawke’s Bay (8st 12lb) on points. The winner gave a particularly clever showing against a strong and hard hitter.
In the lightweight semi-finals J. Jarvis, Taranaki, beat C. Rush, Hawke’s Bay, by, default; W. Hogg, Auckland (9st 4½lb) beat J. Ramsay, Otago (9st 41b) on points. In a splendid contest in the final W. Hogg, Auckland (9st 6½lb), beat J. Jarvis, Taranaki (9st l½lb), on points. The Aucklander piled up points in the early stages, and, though Jarvis made a great bid over the second half of the contest, he was unable to make up the leeway.
In the welterweight semi-final W. G. Parris, Wellington (l0st l½lb) beat J. Easton, Oamaru (l0st 7lb) on points; M. Candy, Marton (10st 3¾lb), beat F. Hutchens, Taranaki (10st 51b), on points. Both bouts were thrillers, the winners proving rugged fighters. In the final G. Parris, Wellington (l0st 3lb), beat M. Candy, Marton (10st 5lb), on points. It was a hard and strenuous fight, with the Wellingtonian getting a narrow win.
In the middleweight final W. Howson, Greymouth (11st ½lb), beat R. B. Martin, Auckland (11st 41b).- The South Islander was more aggressive and shaded his man over each round to win on points.
In the light-heavyweight final G. Muir, Southland (11st 12lb), beat M. Soane (Motueka) (11st 12lb). The winner scored a fairly close decision after a good, hard fight, in which Soane was unable to counter his straight left.
In the heavyweight final A. J. Bourne, Christchurch (12st 2½lb), beat W. Pascoe, Southland (12st 10lb), on points. It was a good, hard bout with Bourne the more enterprising.