Pesek Starts New Campaign

Los Angeles Times – February 16, 1933

Returning to Hollywood after an absence of five months, John Pesek, the Nebraska “Tiger,” will start a new drive for world’s title recognition by meeting Glenn Wade, Long Beach heavyweight, in a two-hour, time-limit match, as the feature of five grappling bouts at the Legion Stadium tonight.

Pesek’s gold belt emblematic of his American Legion heavyweight championship will be at stake. The match will be held under California Athletic Commission rules, which require that a decision be rendered.

If neither has gained the deciding fall at the end of two hours, an extra fifteen minutes will be ordered and a decision by the referee announced.

Pesek expects to enter the ring at 192 pounds, the lightest weight at which he has competed in the last five years. He must concede Wade at least twenty pounds and the fact has made the Long Beach man an even choice.

In the semi-wind-up, George Wilson, former University of Washington football star, will start a little comeback with Joe Woods, local heavyweight, as his opponent. Wilson dropped the verdict to Everette Marshall two weeks ago, but he hopes to regain his winning ways tonight at the expense of Woods.

“Prince” Chewchki, Oklahoma gypsy heavyweight, who won easily on his debut here, gets a real test in a half-hour tussle with Charlie Santen, young Missouri heavyweight.

A newcomer will be a full-blooded Indian, “Chief Three Persons,” who claims to be a descendant of the battling redskin, Geronimo. He tangles with Jim Corrigan, the only Irishman on the card, in a one-fall bout.

This week’s “grudge” feature will be supplied by Harry Ekizian and Walter Podalak, Russian strong man, who will settle their differences in a one-fall scramble with a thirty-minute time limit.

Don McDonald will referee all the matches.


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