Weaver Fighting Mad At Mention Of Nelson

Richmond County Daily Journal – February 23, 1971

Johnny Weaver George Becker 2-23-1971

Johnny Weaver and George Becker
…will appear at Rohanen Thursday night

Johnny Weaver and Art Nelson are much like the mongoose and the cobra.  They’re enemies to the very end and each meeting becomes a savage encounter.  They’ll clash once again in the Rohanen High School gym on Thursday night.

The two men will have partners, but it’s a good bet that George Becker, who joins Johnny, and Gene Anderson, who is Nelson’s partner, will allow the grudge to continue. The match is for two-of-three falls with a time limit, of one hour

Says Weaver: “Steam comes out of my ears when I think about Nelson. I’d drive across the country to meet him – without pay.”  A recent showdown at the Park Center in Charlotte found Weaver and Nelson slugging it out with taped hands.  Johnny was declared the winner in that one.

Penny Banner and Jean Dorsey mix in the semi-final of the Rockingham card. Miss Banner is rated as a top challenger for the women’s world title, Miss Dorsey has outstanding potential.

In other matches, Bulldog Lee Henning faces Luther Lindsay; Bobby Kay tests Curt Stroheim, and in the opener Pancho Valdez will be opposite Matti Suzuki.

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