Strong Man Tillet Willing to Prove It

The Milwaukee Journal – April 25, 1940

Maurice Tillet, the Angel, will submit to a series of tests at the YMCA Friday morning to prove he really is a strong man.

Through Promoter Paul Paloski, the French wrestler accepted Thursday the challenge which appeared Wednesday in the column of R. G. Lynch, sports editor of The Journal.  In that article it was pointed out that many Milwaukeeans who had seen Tillet throw Gus Sonnenberg were doubtful of the Angel’s strength.

Albert Olsen, physical director of the YMCA, agreed Thursday to put Tillet through his paces.  He did not know just what test he would use but said that he would work a program overnight.

Tillet could not come to Milwaukee until Friday morning because he was scheduled to wrestle in Chicago Thursday night and arrived there late Thursday from Boston, where he wrestled Wednesday night.

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