Managoff Is Mat Winner

St. Joseph News-Press – February 13, 1943

Bobby Managoff, sensational young Chicago wrestler, successfully defended his world heavyweight championship against the challenge of Orville Brown last night at the Auditorium in the featured bout of a card that was filled with action.

Looking more like a college athlete than a professional champion, Managoff had to yield a fall to the burly Kansas veteran after taking the first pin in 19 minutes on a smother following a flying dropkick. Brown used a series of tackles to even the match in nine minutes only to have Managoff end the affair in another eight minutes with another dropkick.

Ronnie Etchison settled his ring discussion with Babe Zaharias by pinning the Pueblo, Colo., star in their one fall to a finish match. It took Etchison almost 24 minutes to end what was a rugged match all the way. After referee Whitey Baxter had left the ring, the athletes had an informal session of blasting.

Cowboy Luttrall made the most impressive showing of the night by scoring victories over both Bad Boy Brown and Jack Dillon in a handicap special event. Brown lasted only four minutes while Dillon was taken out in an additional six minutes.

Prospector Pete and Frank Frogge wrestled to a draw in the opener.

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