This Wrestler Weighs Over 400 Pounds

Associated Press – May 6, 1908

SAN FRANCISCO – John Middlesky, an Indian athlete who was born in Mexico, but who for the past nine years has made Arizona his home, has arrived in this city, accompanied by his manager, H.F. Taylor.

Middlesky is 31 years of age and weighs now 430 pounds, but his proper wrestling weight is 400 flat. He stands six feet nine inches high and the following measurements give an idea of the size of the big fellow: chest, 62; neck, 25; biceps, 22; waist, 53; thigh, 33; calf, 26.

The Indian is something of a newcomer in the wrestling field, but he may be able to go some if size counts for anything. He has issued a challenge to wrestle any man in the world.

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