|"I wasn't very lucky with teachers. We had a few very crabby ones"1920's childhood|
Dad `keen on it'. Brother also boxed. Bert won South Auckland and Waikato Championships. Started at 16, stopped at 22. Cycled 5 or 6 miles to training at Frankton Railway Hall at Commerce St. Gym set up on farm.
"actually the whole family used to participate...even the sisters. I even had one sister who was too good for me. She used to give me a hiding now and then"