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Larkin, Martin Joseph (Paddy) (1877–1915)

from Saturday Referee and the Arrow (Sydney)

It will be interesting to our many readers to learn that the late 'Paddy Martin' (Martin Larkin), who lost his life in the battle of The Dardanelles, was one of the founders of the old Newtown Pastime Club. Paddy, with another brave lad now at the front, 'Bull' Nicholls, were partners in many a willing spar at the smoke concerts at the then popular institution. Paddy was a most promising boxer in 1899, in which year he fought his never to beforgotten battle with the late 'Otto' Cribb; beat Webster in four, Scholes in one, and Hock Keys in five-rounds; but lost to that sterling welter 'Poet' McCoy, one of the best of his day. Among others he accounted for in his boxing career were Ed. Jessop, Mat Mitchie, 'Poet' McCoy in a return match, 'Psycho' Hansen, Jim Barr and Joe Walcott.

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