Bence, Tex Sign For Mat Bout

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – September 8, 1954

Matchmaker Saul Weingeroff signed Tex Riley and Johnny Bence for a bout last night and thus completed his three match card for Saturday night at the Beach Arena.

Featured will be girl wrestlers and a return match.

In the return go Tiger Joe Marsh, the wrestler who is also a movie star, gets a second shot at Ace Freeman.  In the girl event Babs Wingo will grapple with Betty White.  They’re two of the top Negro girl wrestlers in the country.

Last weekend Freeman and Marsh tangled, with Freeman getting the decision and the bonus of $50 in war bonds.  But Marsh protested that the referee pulled the ropes, causing him to fall.  His protest was upheld and the bond money is being withheld until after the match Saturday.

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