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Tbe contests for the Amateur Boxing Championships of Canterbury were con* eluded at Christohurch last night. The Championships resulted thus :— Novice Class—A. L. Nash, Bantam Class—E. Baird. Feather-weights—A. Thompson. Light-weights—T. Rickards. Middle-weights—A. Leckie. Heavy-weights—F. Batchelor, J. Johnson (Ashburton) competed iv the Feather-weights contest semi-final and final. Feather-weights—Semi-final : J. Johnson (SstlOlb) met L. Blackler (Sst 131 b), The first round ended inconclusively, but showed that Johnson was better conditioned than his opponent. In the second round Johnson did the major part of the leading, Blackler finding few opportunities of soor* ing. In the final round Blackler opened I well, but Johnson's coolness resulted m j steady scoring, and towards the close, when ! Blackler was hitting somewhat wildly, he did considerable damage. Johnson won* Final : A, Thompson met J. Johnson. Thompson attacked with spirit, but Johnson showed better judgment, and punished Thompson on the face. Thompson fought determinedly, and got his opponent on the ropes and rained effective blows on him, The second round opened with a very vigorous attack by Thompson and his blows m quick succession soon began to have fsffeot on his opponent. The final round witnessed more vigorous onslaught by Thompson, who, with three or four blows in^ quick succession, sent Johnson m a semi-dazed condition against the ropes. Thompson won.

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BOXING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6601, 21 June 1905

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BOXING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6601, 21 June 1905

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