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The Nelson Photo News



All Hail the New Champion


Congratulations, Jeff Rackley, New Zealand featherweight boxing champion and most scientific boxer, 1969. And congratulations to his father, Les, his trainer. At top, an historic photo, as New Zealand's greatest boxer, Tom Heeney (who once fought Gene Tunney for the world heavyweight title), presents Jeff with the cup for the youngest title-holder, and the Jamieson Belt (most scientific). Jeff is wearing his title belt and Les is holding the most scientific boxer's trainer award. At left is Nelson life member Bill Davis-Goff and, at right, the New Zealand president, W. W. Jonasen.


Jeff smacks D. Hammond with a nice left in the final. (Our thanks to "Gisborne Photo News" editor Neville Spence for the pix).