McCune Meets Thesz Tonight On Rainbo Mat

Chicago Tribune – July 7, 1954

Bob McCune of Des Moines will meet Lou Thesz, world champion, in one of six bouts comprising Leonard Schwartz’ wrestling program tonight in Rainbo Arena, 4836 N. Clark St.

In the opening bout, scheduled for 8:30 o’clock, the tag match team of Dutch Hefner-Bobby Nelson will meet Jack Carter-Jon Arjon.

McCune, whom his admirers refer to as Mr. Ameica, is conceded a good chance of scoring an upset for Thesz, who has his sights set on the July 16 title match against Lu Kim in Rainbo Arena. Kim tonight will wrestle Chris (Cry Baby) Zaharias in the seondary feature.

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