Sonnenberg, New Mat Champ, Plans To Take On All Comers

Associated Press – January 5, 1929

BOSTON, Mass. – “Dynamite” Gus Sonnenberg wants to be an active heavyweight wrestling champion. He said today that he would rest only two weeks and then take on any opponent any promoter selected for him.

Paul Bowser, who promoted last night’s championship match, which ended when the referee disqualified Ed (Strangler) Lewis and gave his title to Sonnenberg, has been acting as Sonnenberg’s adviser since he took up wrestling last February. Bowser said that the former Dartmouth football player probably would engage in one or two Boston bouts in about two weeks and then tour the country’s wrestling centers, taking on all comers.

Neither Lewis nor Billy Sandow, his manager, have asked for a return bout with Sonnenberg.

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