London's amateur boxers gave a good account of themselves before going down by six bouts to four to a Budapest team containing nine Hungarian champions at the Royal Albert Hall, London,on May 27th.
L.V. Torok versus O'Callaghan boxing (Torok with stripes on vest)
C.U. Fight in progress, O'Callaghan falls to canvas.
L.V. Fight in progress.
C.U. Finish of fight, Torok the winner
L.V. Welter weight contest...E.Batterham versus B.Szakacs.
C.U. Fight in progress.
C.U. Finish of fight- E.Batterham -winner.
L.V. Heavyweight contest- D.Thomas versus L.Szabo.
C.U. Fight in progress.
L.V. Thomas announced winner.
Initials S-D M.R./P.B.
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Background: London's amateur boxers gave a good account of themselves before going down by six bouts to four to a Budapest team containing nine Hungarian champions at the Royal Albert Hall, London,on May 27th.
The older and vastly more experienced Budapest team deserved to win, even though it included three victories gained by exceedingly narrow margins.
The first bout of the contest was won by Budapest, when Torok outpointed O'Callaghan in the Flyweight division. In the Bantamweight class Bennyworth of London was outpointed by Jaczko. The featherweight division was won by the Budapest team, when Vona had the fight stopped in his favour against Woodman. The London Lightweight representative, Dunning, was unable to stem the flow of fortune for the visitors and lost on points to Kellner. It was Kelsey of London, named as substitutes for Peter Morgan, who came in overweight who scored the first London victory. Fighting as a Light-welterweight, and looking like a champion, he knocked Istvan Juhaar, six times holder of his national title, round the ring, winning a clear points victory.
Welter-weight Batterham, another substitute, followed up Kelsey's win by out-hitting 27-year old Bela Szahacs, veteran of 133 bouts. Sebok of Budapest put a stop to London's run of luck and beat Griffiths in the Light Middleweight class.
Thus, at the beginning of the eighth bout the score was London 2, Budapest 5. What looked like a resounding defeat for the home team was saved after the Middleweight contest, when Caiger of London was beaten on points by Caiszar. Then the British Light heavyweight, Shaw slugged it out with Sipocz and won a points verdict. Dave Thomas followed on this by outpointing Szabo, in a contest at Heavyweight level that drew slow-handclapping from the Royal Albert Hall crowd.
So it was that London, lacking in experience, were, not disgracefully, beaten by a Budapest team, six bouts to four.