The Day – December 13, 1907
Hackenschmidt Won Two Falls From Carl Pons.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 13. – In the heavyweight wrestling match here last night between Carl Pons of New Orleans and Charles Hackenschmidt of Des Moines, Iowa, Hackenschmidt won the second and third falls of the match.
Although Pons weighed 194 pounds, 29 pounds more than Hackenschmidt, he forced Hackenschmidt’s shoulders to the mat only after a strenuous 31 minutes, while Hackenschmidt won his falls in 15 and 21 minutes respectively.