Kōrero: Boxing and wrestling

Boxing match, New Plymouth, 1930

The 1920s and early 1930s were boxing's heyday as a spectator sport in New Zealand. This 1930 bout between New Zealander Tommy Donovan and US boxer Pete Sarron drew the largest-ever crowd for a boxing match in New Zealand – almost 18,000.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: PHO2009-334
Photograph by Thomas Charters

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Joseph Romanos, 'Boxing and wrestling - Professional boxing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/37955/boxing-match-new-plymouth-1930 (accessed 22 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Joseph Romanos, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015