Ron Wilson V Spencer Driver 22nd April 1949 West Melbourne
DRIVER SHINES IN
By STEVE HAYWARD
Spencer Driver (Right) Scores to Opponent Ron
Wilson Stomach in their 10 Rounder at Melbourne Stadium last
Former Ammeter Bantam
Champion Spencer Driver re-established himself as a
boxing attraction in scoring his ninth round tko win over Ron
Wilson in their ten rounder at Melbourne Stadium last night.
Driver was off the target early, but when he
settled down he punched crisply and with good placement. His
straight left's and left rips were polished blows.
Wilson, who has had several fights in the
past year, punched with certainty from the start, and
repeatedly took the initiative away from Driver, and at times
shook his opponent with rights to the head.
However, Driver remained cool and boxed his
way back into the picture after each set back.
It was a sparkling
fight with more skill and pacy glove work than is seen in the
average main event.
Driver held only a slight point's lead at
the start of the eighth round. In that session Wilson
suddenly went to pieces. Wilson was distressed on going to his
Early in the ninth round, after making a
valiant effort to stall off the eager Driver, Wilson dropped
to the canvas.
Referee Terry Reilly immediately stepped in
and crowned Driver.
The Sporting Globe
WILSON'S HAND WAS BROKEN
A bone at the base of Ron Wilson's right
thumb was broken in his bout against Spencer Driver at
Melbourne Stadium on Friday. His hand is in plaster and
he will be on the side lines for about 3 months.
Wilson attributed his disappointing
showing against Driver to flu.
He felt so badly on Wednesday he wanted
to call of the fight, but he had felt better after training
that night, Thursday he felt better still, but on Friday he
had a relapse and it was then too late to withdraw.
He said his legs were leaden and he couldn't
raise a gallop.