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LEYS INSTITUTE TOURNEY Another capacity house witnessed a programme of 21 bouts at the fourth all-amateur boxing tournament of the season, held at the Leys Institute last evening. In the most thrilling bout of the night, J. Coburn. 10.2 (Fred Butler's All Golds gym.), gave a. very game display against P. Mills. 10.12 (Frank Chatham's gym.), fighting back in torrid style, after being dropped twice for long counts in the first two rounds. Although Mills was a narrow winner. Coburn received a great ovation for his sterling effort against a bigger and heavier boy and richly deserved a rlngsider's award of a special trophy. Another bout which pleased the crowd was the heavyweight contest between the Cook Island youth. L. Tuhenga, 13.12 (Cordon's gym.), and the Maori lad. J. Hapeta, 13.12 (All Golds gym.), a willing display ending in a draw. M. Johns, 5.13 (Burgess , Papakura gym.). Just shaded N. Hamilton, 6.0 (Facoory's grym.), in a lively contest, the loser being awarded a special trophy. This tournament marked the first appearance of boxers from Bill Pascoe's Devonport gym., the Shore lads showing fine promise for their limited experience. The results were:—W. Gussle, 4.12, beat B. Binns. 4.12, in the second round: J. Tlnetti. 5.8, beat C. Hopkins, 5.7; B. Dean, 5.4, beat P. Bailey, 5.6; N. Cockroft, 8.0, beat R. McEwan, 8.6, in a willing bout; G. Johns. 9.0. beat P. Anderson, 8.10. in the second round: C. Marshall, 9.5. beat E. Hakason. 9.7; A. MacPherson. 9.7. beat J. Osborne, 9.8; K. Mahoney, 8.8, knocked out O. Proud. 8.5, in the first round; T. Smith. 8.0, beat N. Foster. 7.12, in the second round; P. Mills. 10.12, beat J. Coburn. 10.2, in a rousing contest; M. Johns, 5.13, beat N. Hamilton, 6.0; C. Miller, 9.5, beat R. Silich, 10.1; L. Vitali, 9.0, drew with H. Seay, 9.3; R. Collins. 8.12, beat C. Ashton, 8.6. In the first round; L. Tuhenga, 13.12, drew with J. Hapeta, 13.12; A. Dineen, 10.6, beat F. Harris. 10.10; S. Langatulc, 11.7. beat W. Chaplin, 11.3: C. Mahoney. 10.7, beat L. McMinn. 10.0; N. Matheson, 11.8, heat D. Gilmore. 11.12, in the first round: V. Reid, 7.8. beat R. Barnett, 7.10; M. Heremia. 11.0, beat P. Hughes, 10.5. In the second round.

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AMATEUR BOXING., Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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AMATEUR BOXING. Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945