Wrestlers At The Garden

The New York Times – December 25, 1911

 Zybszko to Throw Raicevich Three Times in 90 Minutes.

Madison Square Garden is to be the scene of another wrestling match tonight, when Stanislaus Zbyszko, the Polish Champion, and Giovanni Raicevich, title holder of Italy, will be the principals.  Zbyszko will undertake to throw the Italian three times within an hour and a half at catch-as-catch-can style.  Tom Jenkins, the former champion, who is now wrestling instructor of the Naval Academy at West Point, has been selected to referee the contest.  While the Italian persuaded Zbyszko into giving him a handicap, even the most ardent admirers of the Pole think that he is undertaking too much of a job, and the results is that Raicevich has been a decided favorite.

Upon his first appearance here at Madison Square Garden several weeks ago Raicevich threw six men in eighteen minutes.  He is famous throughout Europe for his tremendous strength.  Some of the big tournaments that he annexed last year were those held at Rome, Turin, Milan, Paris, London, Vienna, City of Mexico, and Buenos Aires.

Zbyszko is better known to local followers of the game and made a great impression with the New York wrestling fans last year in a match at Madison Square Garden against Hackenschmidt.

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