Palm Is­land floors Townsville in fight

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

six- round con­test be­tween Bob Fisher, 10 6 ( Ayr) and Keith Walsh, 10 6 ( Palm Is­land).

Walsh, a clever, cool, twohanded fighter, took the Ayr boy by storm in the first two rounds and it looked a fore­gone con­clu­sion, but Fisher, although he lost the open­ing ses­sion by a street, kept his guard up in the sec­ond and be­gan to play for the lead.

Walsh, think­ing he had a chance to ease up in the third, was taken by sur­prise when Fisher took the fight to him, driv­ing in the left con­tin­u­ously and coun­ter­ing any at­tempt to rob him of the of­fen­sive by telling rights to the head.

The fourth found Walsh warm­ing up to it again, only to be thrown back on the de­fen­sive by Fisher’s punch­ing.

Fisher took the fifth by clean, two- handed fight­ing and scored fre­quently with both hands in the sixth. It was a clever fight and Fisher earned the de­ci­sion in his favour.

Al­bert Geia, 11 2 ½ , put paid to the ac­count of Nick Kriti­cos, 10 8. The Palm Is­land boy was fast, with a good de­fence, and from the out­set stood over his man and gave Kriti­cos few op­por­tu­ni­ties to use his pis­ton­like straight left.

The crowd did not favour the de­ci­sion in favour of Reg Downs, 8 6 ( Townsville) against Jack Shep­herd, Palm Is­land, 8 7, but the judges were not to be crit­i­cised.

Peter Brown, 9 8 ( Townsville) also fought a for­lorn fight against Micky Miller, 10 1 ( PI). Miller was too big and too strong and had power in his punches.

Claude Sibley, 9 4 ( PI) won from Coyne Fer­gu­son, 9 5 ( Townsville) over the four rounds’ course, but in another two rounds Fer­gu­son would prob­a­bly have won.

Greg Barry, 10 10 ( PI), a tall, rangy type with an awk­ward weav­ing stance, be­gan con­fi­dently against Dun­can Ber­gin, 10 13, from the lo­cal gym, but Ber­gin, an hon­est old fight­ing vet­eran, bored in and gave his man plenty of pun­ish­ment, re­sult­ing in the fight be­ing stopped at af­ter round two.

• Townsville Daily Bul­letin, April 5, 1939.

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