The Sunday Times, Perth – September 30, 1928
Match Fixed for Wednesday
Tom Alley (the “wrestling Mormon”) and Henry Irslinger (conqueror of Sam Burmister) will meet under Cliff Derby’s management at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday night in a wrestling bout of eight ten-minute rounds.
Alley, a contender for the world’s light-heavyweight championship, has met all the cracks, and a fortnight ago was eliminated from the championship series by Ad. Santel. He is 27 years of age, 5ft. 9in. in height, and weighs 12st. 7lb.
Ten rounds of boxing will precede the wrestling, the principal bout being a return match between Jim Goff (Fremantle) and Len Firth (Perth).