Youngstown Times – April 22, 1947
Primo Carnera, former world’s heavyweight boxing champion, scored a victory over “Sandy” O’Donnell, St. Louis 242-pounder, in a wrestling exhibition at the Youngstown Arena last night. The show drew 1,830 fans for a gross gate of $2,862 and net $2,405.
Carnera, weighing 288 pounds, won the first fall in 16 minutes when O’Donnell was disqualified. He took the second with a back body drop in seven minutes.
George Bollas, Warren 335-pounder, tossed Lou Samick, Cleveland, 240, with a reverse body drop in seven minutes.
Fred Bozik, 208, Cleveland, tossed Buddy Curtis, 220, Cleveland, in 26 minutes with a leg lock.
Ed Meske, 222, Akron, and Bobby Bruns, 228, Chicago, drew, 30 minutes.