St. Paul Pioneer Press – March 14, 1941
Bronko Nagurski, who regained his world’s heavyweight wrestling championship by defeating Ray Steele in Minneapolis Tuesday night, will headline the annual St. Paul Amateur Aid Fund mat show.
Hardly had the Bronko regained his crown than he told promoter Tony Stecher he wanted to defend his title on the Amateur Fund card which he has headlined each season since the benefit program was instituted three years ago.
“I’m willing to meet any one you can find for me,” Nagurski told Stecher. “I’d even just as soon wrestle Steele again, because I’ve promised to give him a return match in 60 days anyway.”
Stecher had several opponents in mind for Bronko today, including Wladislaw Talun, the Polish giant; Hans Kaempfer, German-American strong man, and Ray Villmer, St. Louis youngster who is rising fast in the mat business. He said, however, that he was not limiting Nagurski’s opposition to this trio and would consider any one who could give the former Minnesota football star the best match.