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TELEGRAPHIC

THE BOXING TRAGEDY

A SAD INCIDENT

Giseobne, February 15. Aficnibald Leonard Forman, wbo collapsed at tbe boxing tournament at Gisborne oa Friday night and subsequently died (mm hemorrhage of the ! brain, was only sixteen years of age, although from bis size and weight he loc&ed quite three years ol&eit, #c was a _m lad, and was tbe making oi a good ,bo_er. This was tbe first time be had appeared in the ring. In his fight with B. ,N. Lewis, a heavy, weight, ha was rather ,out of his class, particularly as be was,a Jbeginner, and came in for some severe punishment.] As he was walking to hie dressing I

room after having thrown in the .■otvßl be collapsed Dr Scott attended I him, buc subsequently he was found to be suffering from hemorrhage of the broiD, and he was removed to a private hospital in the ambulance. Arriving, the lad did not rally, but passed away at 630 on Saturday morning, It'was the firs'; time snob a sad thing bad bapppned in connexion with local boxing, and quite a gloom was cast over tbe town; The deceased, wbo resided <*ib anvaa tbe only support of his mother. vas tßp eldest of three. Ho was well known in Gisborne, and was very popular, Since leaving school he bad i-ven employed by the Telegraph De 'nrtfnent.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3478, 16 February 1915

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TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3478, 16 February 1915

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