Parkvale School 1938 Boxer Hugh Sheridan

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Parkvale Primary School boxer, Hugh Sheridan, 1938

Hugh (6 October 1920 – 11 July 2005) was a New Zealand amateur boxer who represented his country at the 1938 British Empire Games, and won one national amateur title in the flyweight division. Sheridan served in the Royal New Zealand Navy during World War II.  In 1943, he became engaged to Felicia Ngaroma Russell, and they subsequently married. Born on 6 October 1920, Sheridan was the only son of Clarence and Eliza May Sheridan (née Banks).

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“HUGHIE SHERIDAN.   1938.   Auckland & New Zealand Flyweight Champion. Awarded Jameson Belt for most scientific boxer. Represented N.Z. at Empire Games in Sydney. Lost controversial split decision to eventual Gold medal winner Joubert of South Africa.
Won Combined Services Featherweight title. 1944.”


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