Young Victor's Comeback to Boxing after retirement 15th.
was Young Victor's short but sweet sporting career (26 contests), 5
undercards and 3
mains. his fame came through fashion menswear (GUY) and
engineering (Leading Plastics design draughtsman products and tooling,
later plant and project engineer) however
boxing was his sport and he was just one fight decision away from a
shot at the professional Victorian Title, he was a contender.
He retired when
just over 22 years of age as he had work commitments.
speaking personally I
do regret not knowing to keep in touch
with the boxing world, I was just too busy with shops.
I discovered this on 20-6-2004 at the PPBA reunion
Footscray RSL where I met so many ex boxers that remembered me so well.
My only contact with boxing was
when donating the PPBA Most
Improved Boxer of the year 1985 trophy won by Paul Ferreri, (the same
trophy I had won in 1960) this was through
having coffee and scotch with Norm Foster at my main shop at Coburg where he frequented
during his lunchtimes.
He could have invited me to meet the boxing
fraternity especially when I offered to do and fund something for boxing, but nothing
Foster was the Melbourne writer for the Australian Ring Magazine later
matchmaker on TV Ringside at Channel Seven.
My association with Australian Boxing was a very nice
experience in the 50s/60s as I was able to continue my working life experiences without
having been hurt whatsoever during my boxing life.
this I am grateful to Stadiums Ltd. the body then basically running the
boxing game in Australia. (Some incidents may have worked in my
favour when looked back on)
boxers had to attend a doctor's examination on fight night and
it was Dr. Nathan.
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