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BOXING FATALITY.

BERT LOWE'S DEATH.

SAk END TO RECENT BOUT.

"AN ADORNMENT TO THE

GAME."

(By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.)

GREYMOUTH, Monday.

The young professional boxer Bert Lowe, who collapsed during a bout on Saturday evening with Harry Lister and was taken to the Grey Hospital in an unconscious condition, died at 5.15 this evening. He was a single man, 21 years of age.

The bout was the finest seen at Greymouth for many years. Lowe collapsed in the twelfth round ae the result of a head injury thought to have been received earlier in the contest. Death was due to hemorrhage of the brain. When down, Lowe tried to rise at the count of nine, the gong going simultaneously, but on being carried to his corner he fell from his seat and was unable to continue. The referee awarded the contest to Lister on a technical knockout. An operation was performed when Lowe was taken to hospital and he died without regaining consciousness. Widespread regret is felt at Lowe's death. Deceased's mother arrived from Dunedin by aeroplane this morning. Bert Lowe was a fine type of young sportsman and a credit to the boxing game. An ex-pupil of the Christian Brothers' High School, he began his boxing while attending that school and soon after leaving joined up in 1927 with Mr. T. Harris' school. He soon began to amass an imposing 6tring of knock-outs, and although unable to compete at the Otago amateur championships in 1920, he was selected to represent Otago at the New Zealand amateur championships at Greymouth, reaching the semi-finals of the welter-weight division. In the following year he won the Otago and Kew Zealand amateur welter-weight titles and repeated his performances in 193 L,

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume LXIV, Issue 251, 24 October 1933

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BOXING FATALITY. Auckland Star, Volume LXIV, Issue 251, 24 October 1933

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