Darcy

Darcy
/ˈdasi/ (say 'dahsee)

noun
(James) Les(lie), 1895–1917, Australian champion boxer.
Les Darcy was born near Maitland, NSW. Apprenticed to a blacksmith, he developed an ideal physique for boxing, and rose rapidly in professional boxing ranks, defeating some highly rated American middleweights at the Sydney Stadium. Darcy's boxing career was at its peak as Australia's involvement in World War I deepened. Unable to enlist as a minor when his mother objected, he was hounded as a shirker, and was refused permission to leave the country to further his career. He fled illegally just before the conscription referendum and went to the US. There he found himself caught between the schemes of rival promoters and banned from fighting by some politicians, and was unable to secure a worthwhile contest. Darcy's death from blood poisoning and pneumonia in Memphis on 24 May 1917 brought a great outpouring of grief in Australia. Darcy has been rated as one of Australia's greatest boxers: he won 46 out of 50 fights and was never knocked out.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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