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Negotiations were completed yesterday day for a contest between W McCoy, middle-weight champion of Tasmania, and Tommy Uren, middle-weight cham- pion of Australia The only condition ?not yet decided upon is whether the match will take place in Sydney or Ho- bart Uren is easily the most classy boxer yet matched against McCoy For three years, up to last October, Uren was undisputed middle-weight champion of Australia He was then knocked out in the 19th round, of his contest with

Frankie Burns --"Uren had had things all his own way until the final punch landed, and the majority of those pre sent were of the opinion that Bums was all-in. Uren's defeat was attnbuted bv those present to over confidence, and | Bums sailed- for England without giving Uren an opnortunitv to vindicate him I himself departure of tho new cham-  

pion so soon aitei acquiring supremacy meant that Uren rc-mbented the title, I owing to its being necesifkrv for a cham i pion of a conntrv to lcsule permanent

| ly thcicin Jack Cole, who recently

drew iviih McCoy in Hobart, then ai

lived in Sydney from New Zealand, sack- ing tho middle-weight suprcniacv Ow- ing to Ui civ's having decided on a 3i\ months' rest he refused to meet Cole, who claimed the title The mattci has this month been referred to Mr W. F Corbett, of the "Referee," to decide He has ruled that Uren can ictain the title for six months after re-inhenting it, but must then defend, it against a. bona-fide contender for the midtílb-wriígttt crown "This meansi that the McCoy-Urcn battle will caro champion honours and the "Referee" belt.