BOXING: Dark Blues in Varsity delight

Oxford's Tom Eliasz gets the verdict over Chris Hooton

Oxford's Tom Eliasz gets the verdict over Chris Hooton

First published in Sport

OXFORD University’s boxers won the Varsity Match for a fourth successive year with a resounding 7-2 victory over Cambridge University on Saturday night.

The well-deserved success sees the Dark Blues take a 52-51 lead in the overall standings for the historic event after 107 matches.

A capacity crowd at Oxford’s Town Hall saw a devastating display from the hosts, with the biggest cheer of the night saved for when captain Iain Holland lifted the Truelove Bowl.

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