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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"