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PUG PARS.

Australian Ring Hems, by "BoxerMajor" have been held over for this issue. The series will be resumed next issue. Fred Dyer, the Welsh singing scrapper, has left Australia for America. The Sydtfey ? Stadlum' fixture this Saturday evening will be provided by Fritz Holland and Red Watson. The following "scrappers" are iu camp at May Morn: Gilchrist (Auckland), Penrose (Christohurch), ..Barr (Masterton), McMlhtt . (Christchurch), and Stanley (Parnell) . , It lias been given out In Sydney that J^es. Darcy intends, going to America, Whether such is the case remains to be seen. Darcy should profit by the fate o4 others, arid Remain at ; home. Sydney Stadium fixtures are: Saturday, December 11 — Les Darcy (N.S.W.) v. Harold Hardwick (N.S.W r .), heavyweight: championship of Australia. Saturday, December 18 — Fred Delaney (Eng.) v. Herb, McCoy (Vic), light or welterweights. Sid Porter, now in camp at Trentham, sends along the suggestion that instead of a Hagerty Memorial, a benefirt should be given Jimmy's mother. Speaking for himself, Sid says he would help, and believes that there are plenty who would be willing to box ln aid of such a cause. A correspondent from May Morn sent along the following during the early pant of the week, "Wedhift to Ran^iotu on Wednesday, so no chance of holding a tournament nt present. Will post you up In anything doing at new camp. We are glad to know that living In the mud will soon be a thing of the past." •It hath an ancient and a flshllke smell." — Shakespeare. About the much boomed Mike Gibbons and his recent spar with the 1351b Packey McFariand, in New York, Ba-t Masterton, New York City's most reliable writer on boxing, said point blank that, the affair was pre-i * arranged and ,a fake, and that it was the boldest prize-ring swindle that he ever saw. Not only was - it a fake, but such a clumsy and b.adly-managod fake that lt was an insult to the Intelligence of every member of the audience. ;. Off the slate goes the match between Les' Darcy and Harold Hardwick. projected for December, .says the "Sydney Sportsman." The young champion stuck out that the winner should take 30 and loser 20 per cent., instead of the usual 25 per cent, each; nnd as Hardwick wasn't doing things that way, the fight was abandoned. Compensation was offered to Harold. He is being given a match in Melbourne with that good smiter, Albert Lloyd. Albert Is now a heavy-weight, tipping the scale Jn the region of 13st or little less, and he claims that he is going to get and keep the Australian championship in the big-fellow division. Jimmy Hill and Llew Edwards (the Englishman) figure us the stars in next Saturday night's "scrap" at th e Sydney Stadium, while the following Saturday night, another Australian champion ln . Herb. McCoy will meet the Englishman, ! Fred Delaney, either at light or welter- ' weight. As the Saturday following la j Christmas day, the Stadium shutters ■ will be up, and, presumably, for Box- ' ing Night, Les Darcy will meet McGoorty. Considering the easy manner In which McGoorty wiped the floor with Mick King. It is safe to assume that the Darcy-McGoorty clash will be the Boxing Night attraction, and what a crowd ". will roll along to Rushcu tier's Bay! ! Should Jimmy Hill beat the English I feather- weight, Llew Edwards, on Sa- '■■ turday night, December 11, he will be \ only one step away from the cb&m- --| plonshlp of the world. I'd wards Is the title-bearer for Europe unci the British Isles, so that victory would entitle Jimmy to carry the Empire and European rhuruploi.ship.H In hU bag. But it in the last step frhlch i« the longest. To get u world's championship in Australia the American champions must first be paid big to come here; and when one of our boys (like Les Darcy) has beaten them all. the Americans pull an alleged new champion out of the mocking and say, "\'ott haven't beaten this gliy yot": ami some foolish and unpatriotic Australians actually buck up their windy pretensions, says a Sydney writer.

It seems to toe definite that Eddie McGoorty and Les Darcy will be the Boxing Night attraction at the Sydney Stadium. Red Watson is Eddie McGoortys partner. Eddie says Red is easily the best sparring'partner he has bad. He certainly was too much of a handful for Joe Bonds and Billy Murray. The Englishman, Fred Delaney will have Herb. McCoy for his first opponent in Australia. Arrangements have been made for the contest to take place at Rushcutter Bay on December IS. Eddie McGoorty and Mick King were each under ,a. forfeit of £100 if they exceeded theY middleweight limit (list 61b) ringside in their contest at the Stadium on Saturday night last. The Sydney Stadium stunt this (Saturday) evening will be provided by Jimmy, Hill' (N.S.W.) and Llew Edwards .(En £.) for the featherweight championship of the British Empire. Saturday night next, December 11, at the Sydney Stadium, will see Jimmy Hill (N.S.W.) do battle with Llew Edwards (Eng.) for the feather-weight championship of the British Empire. The slight work Fred. Delaney (Eng.) has already done In practice in Sydney suggests to those who have seen him, that at 10 stone he will be a tough proposition for any of his poundage in Australia. The last heard of Colin Bell in America was that he and George Laurence had left New York to go after "a fight' in Kansas City with Terry Keller. This was on their way back to Australia. Bell had broken his. ai.ni In his .previous contest:' ■ '.[ A Y,, ..,.. ft.,. The Mike Glbbons-PacKy McFarland go in America was only a smart boxing match and was fo.r,,e|gh£,.roundß, and then the Chicago Stockyards lightweight champion had the better of the last two and should have gVjt' the decision (newspaper). ;. ''' A- <A All good Judges Jn the States reckon Eddie McGoorty a better man than Jimmy Clabby, and that after beutlng the former as he did, Les Darcy placed himself In a class above all other middleweights, and ls well entitled to the world's championship. After being a few weeks tn Australia, j and testing himself by the scales, the British featherweight champion, Llew Edwards, reiterates his* certainty that he can keep on making the weight limit of 9.0, and still light his strongest. He Ss booked to meet Jimmy Hill in Sydney this (Saturday) evenU'j. The magnificently-proportioned New Zealand heavyweight. Hairy Marquet, and tljie Queensland middleweight, Tom O'Malley. figured in a recent prelim, at the Sydney Stadium. A very fierce <tlght, ji'with very littlt? science, resulted. MarqUet had his eye terrible cut, and him such a good-looking man, too! At the finish of a desperate but clumsy struggle, Fred Baker declared a draw. Fred Dyer, the. singing Welsh boxer, will probably box no more. In 1911 he dislocated the kneecap of his right leg, during a tight, and was laid up for six ■months*. The knee never got properly strong, and Dyer always had to wear an elastic 1 bandage. Finding it very weak and wobbly, Fred consulted Dr;.Howard Bullock, ln Sydney, Who gave him a note stating that tho knee would render him 4uite unable to take any severe «•, .erblse in future. This is not an unmix-" ed evil, as the brown man with the burning eyes will be compelled to get his really fine baritone voice —which Peter Dawson considers a splendid organ—properly trained, so that he can take the lyric stage In earnest. People in Sydney keep asking whether the Lonsdale belt, which Llew Edwards carries with him. will be forfeited if ho is beaten in Australia. Of course not, says an authority on the point., It is given purely as a sign that the holder is a British champion. While Johnny Summers was last here tho same question was raised, and the National Sporting Club In London gave the only answer to be expected, that the' Lonsdale belts could be won and lost In England only. It would be Interesting if some wealthy sport —Lord Lonsdale or another —would glvo Empire belts, whioh could be hold either In England or Australia, or ln Canada or Africa, supposing these countries to turn out men capable of winning them. Tom Uren is surprised at Herb McCoy's sudden change of mind, sayß "Sydney Sportsman." When he (Tom) asked for a decider, after Herb got the award at the end of their second fight, over In Melbourne. McCoy said he would not do any more fighting until after Christmas, Now Uren discovers that the Victorian has hitched up with Englishman Fred Delaney, for December 18. in the circumstances, Uren thinks he is Justified in promptly challenging McCoy to fight him in Sydney for £ 100 a side. If Herb won't risk the money; Tom will fight him on the nsual terms; but. aftM* the prompt way he j gave McCoy a return match, he thinks he should not be kept waiting while I McCoy exploits the title. They do things tat Cunnamulla, a wlerd sort of wild and woolly Central Queensland centre of culture. When a boxer named Tom O'Malley dropped In io see a ooxlng scribe in Sydney wtth a parcel In hla bony dukes, he produced a belt, apparently made of elastic webbing, but which, on exumlnatlon, proved tu be more like ancient leather armor. The webbing concealed a 6 Inch belt of l4 inch bollock's hide, a regular armor plating. This wns worn by a three stone heavier man named McCulloeh. In hla tight with O'Malley at Cunnamulla (Q.), ia»t May. Tom «ays he hammered that bull-hide til! hi. was tired und took a tumble. .Then ho put one over to Ihe jaw tin..l onied the Knight In armor, in the I7th round. Then he, confiscated ih»« belt and now carries it about a« a trophy of victory. " Kre wot'a thl.s?" u*k« "Boxer-Major in the Sydney ".Sportßman." Say* fixKurrl'Kurri -Time*," of November n. Itobi. Hollyford, the genial proprietor of the popular Dan Barry t.M„ la bringing Kurrl a groat treat on Thursday next, November IS, •» the. person of Lea Darcy. wh» reached championship honor* in rtuch remarkably quick time. Lea Darcy will appear in un entirely m<w play entitled. "Th... Girl «•!>■> wan won by a I .»«•." Me h-m been specially trained hy Hobl. Hollyford In the part he iu to play, and there can be no doubt h-. will give «• flno perfonname after pausing through the h.'»nd» of suoh a master of the drnmuti'* art. "Th* HC-ftHon will he limited to one night only" continues thl* HtartUng notice.

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PUG PARS., NZ Truth, Issue 546, 4 December 1915

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