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should know that I always made a fight of it
reason why I started slowly in this fight was because the longest
distance in all my fights before this was 8 rounds.
had 33 events prior to this 16 of which were 12 and 10 round fights,
he had fought the likes of Bluey Wilkins, Aust. champion Johnny
Jarrett , Victorian. champion Les McLean, David Floyd, Tommy Hepper,
and Les ( popeye ) McNair.
the third round Snowy commented about me bringing my girlfriend to
see this fight and to take the lead in the fight.
started making a fuss in the corner along with body language that
made me feel rather very embarrassed.
kept making a show of himself at ringside and verbally abusing me in
words not worth mentioning here.
although I knew Snowy swore quite freely I had never seen this kind
of attitude in him before and it put me in a state defiance.
Snowy upset me so much that I at my young age of just over 19 just
didn't know how to cope with and kept it to myself.
the writer got it wrong"
reason I stayed with Snowy all that time is because I was faithful
and I liked the man possibly because he did have a silent streak in
him of niceness that may have been my own imagination, and with me
being the naive, gentle and full of confidence I figured this
may not be as important as it was.
was an alcoholic and used to arrive in the gym always drunk to the
degree that he could not stand up, very seldom not, I was advised
numerous times by friends to go to Ambrose Palmer.
Edwards (usher at festival hall) lived across the road, Brougham Str.
and had keys to open the gym "rain hail or shine" George
was always there.
must be in heaven, he certainly deserves it. RIP
Butterworth was a "God Send" to Snowy's gym