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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 )
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
must be in heaven, he certainly deserves it. RIP
Butterworth was a "God Send" to Snowy's gym
Australian Ring magazine said by "Norm Foster" Melbourne writer.
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.
nor I ever mentioned the bad writeup he gave me, truthfully I never even
thought of it during all those years.