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My Grandfather, Christopher McRae, was New Zealand heavy weight boxing champion in 1924. He stood 6 foot 8 inches, and was 20 stone in weight. He was never beaten, and never went more than 1 round in the boxing ring. Prior to formal boxing, he was a bare knuckle boxing champion, again unbeaten. We do not have a photograph of him either boxing, or in the ring. Can anyone help me here. Regards Stuart Dever

Query posted by : Stuart John Dever

27 Apr 2012 at 11.58
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Hi Stuart, it's your cousin Christine Williston (Nee Egerton) here. I would also love to get a photo of Poppa boxing but have as yet been unable to find one. Let me know if you ever manage to dig one up. I have found a second best - https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/nz-truth/1924/9/27/11 This link should take you to an old newspaper which contains a rather amusing cartoon of Poppa as a boxer wearing his police helmet. Hope alls well with you :-) Christine

Reply posted by : Christine Williston

2 Feb 2017 at 06.26
 
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