Gotch-Americus Bout in Baltimore

The New York Times – May 9, 1912

BALTIMORE, Md., May 7. – Frank Gotch, the title holder, and Gus Schoenlein, (“Americus”) of Baltimore will contest for the world’s heavyweight wrestling championship at the Fifth Regiment Armory here on May 30, (Decoration Day.)  Word that Baltimore had secured the match in competition with Kansas City, Chicago, Washington and Boston was received by “Americus” to-day.  Gotch is to receive 40 per cent of the gross receipts and Americus 35 per cent, while the remainder, 25 per cent, will go to the Monumental Club for expenses in staging the affair.

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