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Victorian Professional Ratings in July 1961

       

HEAVYWEIGHT

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

MIDDLEWEIGHT

WELTERWEIGHT

       

TITLE VACANT

TITLE VACANT

PETER READ

TITLE VACANT

1  Foster Bibron

1  Bob Murdoch

1     Rod McRae       

1       Keith Lewis

  2   Young Stanko

 2  Mario Gigliotti

2 Sam Lambozzitta

2   Alf O'Sullivan

  3 Guirini Orlando

3  Tony Vickers

3    Archie Bryant    

3    Jack Kriss     

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4     Johnny Clarke

4  Young Macka

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5     Bonny Missen

5  Bobby Liddle

       

LIGHTWEIGHT

FEATHERWEIGHT

BANTAMWEIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGE BRACKEN

LES McLEAN

TITLE VACANT

 

1  Guizani Rezgui

1 Pasquale Curcio

1 Giacomo Gulino

 

2  Aldo Pravisani  

2        Les Dunn      

2    Denis Manger

 

3      Ed Beattie      

3   Young Victor     

3   Johnny Evans

 

4     David Oved     

4    Cec Rogers      

4     Neil Brooks    

 

5    Chis Robertse

5     Ray Weller       

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BELOW: NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS starting from 1958

Young Victor scored 5 clear KO's out of 16 near KOs all with a count, some with the bell saving opponents others with  referee's choice.              All shown GOOD & BAD

Bernie Osborne 3 rnds. Joe Salce 3 rnds. Joe Salce 3 rnds. Johnny Volpi 3 rnds. Joe Salce. 3 rnds.

Johnny Volpi. (All at festival Hall)

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Ross Colussimo 3 rounds, Elly Clarke 3 rounds, Johnny Volpi, 3 ronds, Rocky Lang 3 rounds.

All at Festival Hall.

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Fred Cranston 3 rounds, Chris Robertse 4 rounds, Max Martial 4 rounds, Cec Rogers 4 rounds.

All at Festival Hall.

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Hurtle Atkinson 4 rounds Festival Hall 22/4/1960

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Johnny Preece 4 rounds Festival Hall 3/6/1960

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Young Andy 6 rounds Festival Hall 17/6/1960

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Les Dunn - Main Support 6 rounds Festival Hall 1/7/1960

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Cec Rogers Main Support 8 rounds reduced to 6 rounds Festival Hall 23/9/1960

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George Beris Main Support 8 rounds reduced to 6 rounds Festival Hall 18/11/1960

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Cec Rogers - Main Support in Budding Champs night of 1960. 6 rounds Festival Hall 16/12/1960

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George Beris - Main Support 10 rounds Festival Hall 20/1/1961

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Kevin Bell - Main fight 12 rounds Sydney Stadium 9/3/1961

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Pasquale Curcio - Main fight 12 rounds Festival Hall 25/8/1961

 

Below: What Australian Ring magazine said by "Norm Foster" Melbourne writer.

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Years later in 1985 Norm dropped into my menswear shop at Sydney Rd. Coburg and became a regular visitor for coffees with us right up to 1990.

Norm nor I ever mentioned the bad writeup he gave me, truthfully I never even thought of it during all those years.

 What everybody including

"Australian Ring Magazine"

 

didn't know

( Story covered at right )

Everyone should know that I always made a fight of it

 

The reason why I started slowly in this fight was because the longest distance in all my fights before this was 8 rounds.

Curcio 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.

About the third round Snowy commented about me bringing my girlfriend to see this fight and to take the lead in the fight.

He started making a fuss in the corner along with body language that made me feel rather very embarrassed.

Snowy kept making a show of himself at ringside and verbally abusing me in words not worth mentioning here.

Amazingly 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 of defiance and did not fight.

Yes 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.

I had always been advised to change trainers and usually Ambrose Palmer was the recommendation.

"No the writer got it wrong"

George Edwards

The 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.

Snowy 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.

George 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.

George must be in heaven, he certainly deserves it. RIP

Johnny Butterworth was a "God Send" to Snowy's gym

 

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Ron Fenton 8 rounds Festival Hall 4/5/1962

 

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Cec Rogers - Main fight 10 rounds Benalla Showgrounds 15/2/1963

Victor fought with a broken right hand suffered in the second round until the pain became unbearable by the end of round nine.
Victor had Rogers down 3 times, the first was in the first round for a count of 8, the second was through the ropes down onto the judges table (judges used for amateur under-card) with no count applied and the third when another blow had Rogers out like a light in centre ring, this time  the count was stopped as the ring post fell and took about 5-6 minutes to repair. The referee was Max Carlos.

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"Comeback"1966

My attempted comeback Angelo Brisci's gym & Ambrose Palmer

Young Victor with black tights white socks next to Angelo Brisci trainer (far right)  Oct. 1966

I had making a comeback in mind with Angelo but had to move to Ambrose Palmer's gym. after a couple of weeks.

Angelo had a problem with not speaking one word of English at the time, he just loved the way I attacked George Fogus during a sparring session which turned a little sour because of roughness in sparring, I always pulled punches sparring but Fogus roughed me up so I did what I did best. I believe he had just fought for the Australian welterweight title the week before. I have been a great believer throughout my life in "DO UNTO OTHERS WHAT THEY DO UNTO YOU"

Comeback at Ambrose Palmer's gym 1966 - 1967

 

Serious training started here at the gym below Festival Hall with Ambrose at my helm, this was after a short preparation at home where I managed to reduce my weight back to 9 stone & 3 lbs. (57 kilos)

Here I spent 8 months getting into very good shape and Ambrose told me that my first return fight would likely be with Leo Young.

I spent this time training at top level mostly with Johnny Famechon and some with Aldo Pravisani, sparring many rounds with both.

      Fammo   Victor    Aldo   

 

As around 1966-67

If 3 years earlier this is where the Victorian title could have changed hands as Les Mclean was also returning to boxing and he was gloved to spar with me.

Ambrose's sidekick either Roger or Malcolm pulled me aside and whispered that I should be careful that Les does not pull punches, "well" they were right.

Hence and behold Les did just what was expected he came at me furiously and got Ko'd. took 1 min.

As expected no count was applied but as Ambrose removed my gloves had a smirk and held his head down as usual.

Malcolm and Roger both looked away also smirking.

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Young Victor
Sex Male
Nationality Australia
Alias Victor Paul Aquilina
Hometown Melbourne,Victoria
Birthplace

Sliema, Malta

Division Featherweight
Date of Birth 1940-12-31
Stance Orthodox
Height 5' 6
Trainer Snowy Sullivan
Manager Snowy Sullivan

Career Totals

Click on opponents name to see their record

  Won 8 (KOs 5)    |    Lost 16    |    Drawn 2    |    Tot 26  
Date   my  wt. Opponent

opp wt.

Scrap Book Rounds Location Result

1963-02-15

Main

Cec Rogers  Read about it 10rounds Benalla, Show Grounds Victoria, Australia               L TKO 9
~ Referee:  Max Carlos ~  Rogers down 3 times YV retired after 9th (broken hand rnd 2)
1962-05-04 130 Ron Fenton 130

Read about it

8rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  L TKO 8
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ (cut eye stoppage)

1961-08-25

Main

128˝ Pasquale Curcio 127

Read about it

12rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 12

~ Referee:  Terry Reilly ~

Eliminator Contender fight - Victorian. Featherweight Title

1961-03-09

Main

127˝ Kevin Bell 123

Read about it

12rounds Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia L TKO 6
~ Referee: Vic Patrick ~ Bell down 3 times (mistaken eyes assessment)

1961-01-20

Main Supp

127 George Beris 125

Read about it

10rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia W KO 8
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ Beris down once
            PPBA Trophy for most improved boxer1960 (photo)    

1960-12-16

Main Supp

128 Cec Rogers 127

Read about it

*6rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia D PTS 6
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ * cut from 8 rounds to 6 Rogers down once

1960-11-18

Main Supp

George Beris 

Read about it

*6rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 6
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ * cut from 8 rounds to 6

1960-09-23

Main Supp

129 Cec Rogers 130

Read about it

*6rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 6
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ * reduced from 8 rounds to 6  Victor down from body punch in round 1

1960-07-01

Main Supp

128 Les Dunn 126

Read about it

6rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L TKO 5

~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ No knockdowns

Later found that Dunn's fiancé was Basten's daughter

1960-06-17 130 Young Andy 130

Read about it

6rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 6
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1960-06-03 127 Johnny Preece 129

Read about it

4rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 4
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ Preece down once
1960-04-22 126 Hurtle Atkinson 127

Read about it

4rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia W KO 2
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ Atkinson down once
1960-03-18 126 Cec Rogers 127

Read about it

4rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia W KO 1
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ Rogers down once
1960-02-12 126 Max Marshall 128˝ see above 4rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia W PTS 4
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ Marshal down once
1960-02-05 127 Chris Robertse 130 see above 4rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia W TKO 2
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ Robertse down once
1960-01-29 126 Fred Cranston 124 see above 3rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia W TKO 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~ Cranston down 3 times
1959-10-30 Rocky Lang 

Read

3rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1959-10-16 Johnny Volpi  see above 3rounds Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1959-06-10 128 Elley Clark 127 see above 3rounds West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1959-05-01 Ross Colossimo  see above 3rounds West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L TKO 1
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1959-04-17 Johnny Volpi 

Read about it

3rounds West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia W PTS 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1959-04-03 Joe Salce  see above 3rounds West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia D PTS 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1959-03-20 123 Johnny Volpi 126 see above 3rounds West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia W PTS 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1958-11-21 Joe Salce  see above 3rounds West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L TKO 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1958-08-29  Joe Salce  see above 3rounds West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~
1958-07-25  Bernie Osborne  see above 3rounds West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia L PTS 3
~ Referee:  Al Basten ~

 
1960 May  Johnny Butterworth   

3rounds

Frankston Hotel

Exhibition Contest

D  3

 

CARDS - BILLINGS SECTION

PROGRAMS (Cards) at Festival Hall & (previously West Melbourne Stadium)

"EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT"

Started July 25 1958 my first fight 3 rounds ( the first of 11 novice fights 3 rounders )

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    First fight (below) I was exactly 17˝ years old

 

My Comments.

From the horse's mouth.

(Top/first from left) This was the very first fight and Bernie Osborne was my first opponent, the fight was over before I could blink. During the next 2 fights just like the first fight I found that in the stadium things were a little different and fighters were more serious than the gym, so this meant that who throws the most punches was the winner as the fights were only short ones.

So I won the fourth with Johnny Volpi by doing just that. By the way my style here was clean cut boxing.

I continued my success in the next two fights with a draw with Joe Salce and another win over Johnny Volpi.

My confidence was growing when entering the ring for my 7th. fight, in the opposite corner of the ring I discovered that my opponent was replaced by Ross Colisimo ( Ross had won 9 out of his 10 fights easily ) I was instantly petrified and never forgave snowy Sullivan for doing that to me, I remember just one punch thrown by Ross and I went down and Snowy sensibly threw the towel in.

This made my recent glory very short lived and I went back to my shy and cautious way of boxing with little success.

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Name/change STADIUM to FESTIVAL HALL at some point between June/October 1959

 

I was substituted for the fights above with Hurtle Atkinson and Johnny Preece.

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Johnny Butterworth joined our gym and had been showing me a few things as we sparred and I took a few leaves out of his book until the beginning of 1960 I just turned 19 years old and my mind seemed made up to have a good go at this game.

 

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Bobby Liddle/Les Davison  29-1-1960 Billing

When I met Fred Cranston over 3 rounds. in my last 3 rounder, ( the last and 11th. of my dreaded 3 rounders. ) I was a different man and ready for anything and my short but enjoyable career in boxing was really just beginning.

Stadiums immediately gave me a 4 rounder, they must have figured I had enough 3 rounders and with my newly acquired aggression it was time.

Well everyone started hitting the canvas and as it went I started relying on KOs as the fights seemed easier going stopping early.

PS. I have recently got to know Bobby Liddle again after 43 years and noticed he may have been the omen behind my newly acquired aggression in boxing in the same night he fought Les Davison 12 rnds.

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Sydney Billing program was missed so it is hand written.

 

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 Last fight 15 Feb 1963

 For this fight I was prepared by Laurie Schwind

 

 

BENALLA

SHOW GROUNDS

Feb. 1963

 

10 ROUNDS BOXING

 

Young Victor

vs.

Cec Rogers

 

Ref Max Carlos

 

 

Heading amateur billing program

 

 

For this last fight: (Left hooks) I had joined Laurie Schwind He was tying my right hand to my neck and making me spar Les Dunn and George Beris ( of course these two loved it being both former opponents) I forgot to mention Mario Magriss but at that stage Mario seemed like a kid, little did I know that he was yet to fight Lionel Rose twice in the pro ranks. My left hook  became just as potent as the right, Cec Rogers went down two times with left hooks and twice with a right, very nice man Laurie. Hope he is resting in peace. Its a shame Laurie wasn't there in my corner as my second because he would have made sure that Max Carlos (the referee) applied the full count while the ring was being reassembled as one corner went down with ropes laying around while Rodgers was laid out not being counted out. We were in centre ring (obvious sabotage) This was what it took to make me stop boxing and pursue another life in my work.

Boxing life ended February 15 1963 ( I had just turned 22 years old )

 

In 2009, now an old man, going by Boxrec records I made a list of fighters which were at my rank during the years of 1961/1963. I had difficulty getting opponents which now seemed at my level after the end of 1959.

Until 1963 my trainer would tell me he could not get fights for me from these, then active fighters of the same period with similar ranking at that stage and seemed available at the times which the fights could have taken place as their records show, I never refused to fight anyone when told an upcoming contest I was lined up with.

 

From Victoria

 

Dick Goodwin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Terry Wilde Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Young George Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sam Terry Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ray Reagan Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Luigi Evangelista Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Johnny Evans Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ray Weller Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Young Nasser Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jake Gulino Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

John Smillie Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (pre Scotland)

Frank Carotti Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kevin Childs Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

I always ask myself why did my trainer Snowy Sullivan always tell me there isn't anyone to fight?

3, 4, and 5 months went by at a time with me in wasted training times.

 

From NSW

Johnny Holt Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Darcy Lee Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Louis Magnifico Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Aub Roberts Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Roy Parry Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

END of boast and complaints but all facts