UNIVERSITY BOXERS TO DON GLOVES MARCH 26
CHAMPIONS BACK TO DEFEND THEIR TITLES
The annual University boxing championship will start on Monday, March 26, at 4.30 o'clock, it was announced last night at the Harvard Athletic Association. On that day the preliminary contests will get under way, with the finals being held on March 30.
All entrants for the contest, open to all members of the University, must sign up in the blue book at Hemenway Gymnasium by March 23. Each man, it was also announced, will be given a physical examination before his first bout. The classes open are as follows: 115 pound class, 125 pound class, 135 pound class, 160 pound class, 175 pound class, and the unlimited class. In previous years the 135 pound class has drawn the largest number of men.
Last spring the boxing tournament was the most popular and most successful in many years. Of the 38 men entered, 14 reached the finals, in which seven University ring champions were crowned. The final battles at Hemenway drew a crowd of 600 students. There was only one knockout during the evening's bouts, that scored by R. E. Johnson '27 over Ira Markwett '28 in the initial round of the 175 pound final. The feature bout, however, was in the 145 pound class, where G. N. Burns '29 outpointed E. A. Sachs '28, displaying better condition and a superior ability to take punishment.
Other students who are expected to show their ability in the tournament this year are W. W. Lord '28, champion of the unlimited class last year, and John Parkinson '29, who has been boxing regularly this winter.