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BOXING

PARIS OLYMPIAD

COMPLAINT BY PURDY

{BY TELEGRAPH —PRESS ASSOCIATION.) AUCKLAND, Sept. 4. "I was absolutely robbed right and left; if I did not win that fight 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 against him in favour of his French opponent. The young Aucklander says he had endured a very trying and disappointing time as regards training and the conditions were impossible. "I was robbed of the fight, which I won from start to finish," he asserts. "During ithe first two rounds he never hit me." Purdy says there was great resentment when the decision was given against him. AVhat made it more heartbreaking was the fact that he was fighting out of his division as a light-weight and that he wag improperly trained. Purdy. says: "There was nobody in niy corner who knew anything 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 says he will probably fight in Denmark and America.

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Hawera & Normanby Star, Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue XLVIII, 5 September 1924

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BOXING Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue XLVIII, 5 September 1924

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