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PURDY'S DISAPPOINTMENT

(B3 TELEGRAPH—PRESS ASSOCIATION.)

AUCKLAND, 4th September. I was absolutely robbed right and left. If I did not win that fight, then I have never won any other," says Charlie Purdy, the Auckland amateur boxer, who represented New , Zealand at the Olympic Games.at Paris, in a letter written just after the contest in which the decision was given agaimt him in favour of his' French opponent. The young Auc'klander says that he had endured a' very trying and " disappointing time, and as regards training the conditions were impossible. "I was robbed of the fight, which I won from start to finish," ho asserts. "During the first two rounds he never hit me." Purdy says that there was great: resentment Avhen the decision was given against him. What made it more heartbreaking was the fact that he was fighting out of his division, as "a lightweight,- and that .he was improperly .trained. Purdy says: "There was nobody in my corner who knew anything at all about boxing. The referee was" a Frenchman, one of - the judges was an American, and the other judge was of another nationality. The Yankee gave me . nine points out ■of ten, and said it was the finest exhibition of the morning.". Purdy jidds that he will" probably fight in Denmark and America.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 58, 5 September 1924

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PURDY'S DISAPPOINTMENT Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 58, 5 September 1924

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