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getting too sore to fight tonight I am looking forward to the contest & feel confident I can win. took a stroll over to the 2nd Regt this morning to see how James was getting on & to stretch my legs; The fight between Mannion & I came on first tonight & we were both there to time, & as soon as I went into the ring to box him I could see he was rather afraid to get close & mix it with me, I forced the boxing all through & in the second round he fouled me with his elbow, but the referee let it pass & I did not appeal, we had only 20 seconds to go to finish the last round (3rd) when he fouled me again & was disqualified, I was rather disgusted as the foul did not do me any damage & I was well ahead on points & a foul is a very unsatisfactory way of winning; It was the final of the

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