Story: Boxing and wrestling

Ted Morgan, around 1928

Ted Morgan, around 1928

Ted Morgan, who won the welterweight gold medal at the 1928 Olympic Games, was New Zealand's most successful Olympic boxer. The silver fern and 'NZ' on his shorts show that this is a publicity shot for the Olympics. Morgan became a professional boxer in 1929 but had a mixed record, winning 13 professional bouts, losing 11 and drawing two. After retiring from the professional ranks he refereed amateur matches, before dying of lung cancer at the age of 46.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Crown Studios Collection
Reference: 1/1-031947-F
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Joseph Romanos, 'Boxing and wrestling - Amateur boxing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015