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FATAL FIGHT

BASHAM'S BAD LUCK. A STERN BATTLE. (Per Independent Cable Service;) , , j . LONDON v Aug 24. Private Basham, the other principal in the fight which took place at Liver pool on Thursday, when Harry Price, of South . Africa, was knocked out, afterwards dying, is "likely to be indicted for : manslaughter, .The contest came off in the. Liverpool Stadium , and was very keenly, contested from the start. Both men .h.it . hard, and there was no kid-gloye fighting at any stage. . ; . Matters were fairly even up to the end of .the ninth round,, but in the tenth the V 6oldier punished his man severely, asd sent him down to take ithe count of nine with a left hook .to the jaw, repeating the dose when Price got to Vhis feet. ■In the eleventh session he felled him again with a simliar blow, and Price's head came into violent contact with the boards of the ring. He lay as though stunned, and when he did not .move doctors jumped, through the .ropes, examined him, and had him taken to hospital at once in an unconscious '. condition. . Yes.terday morning he died,: .and Basham Was arrested on a charge of causing grievous bodily hainm. He 'was taken before a magistrate' and demanded, bail ' being allowed. A more : serious^ charge is being preferred against him. '

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FATAL FIGHT Grey River Argus, 3 September 1913

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