Category Archives: 1946

Frank Hart Makes Good On Threat To Take Sam Kohen

Coos Bay Times – December 21, 1946
By Jane Irvine

Wrestler Frankie Hart’s threats to give Sammy Kohen a good going over resulted in lots of thrilling action last night at the North Bend Community Hall. The 185-pound Windsor, Ont., boy took 178-pound Kohen, who hails from New Jersey, in a bout that gave spectators plenty to scream about. Continue reading

Belcastro Retains Possession Of Belt Against Billy Fox

Coos Bay Times – November 30, 1946

After holding the edge throughout, Billy Fox knocked himself out by diving through the ropes and thereby lost to Pete Belcastro in their match at the Armory Friday night for the Pacific Coast junior heavyweight wrestling belt.

Fox had won the first fall with a series of shoulder butts and a body press. He had Belcastro groggy in the second fall with the same treatment. However, on an attempted shoulder butt, Belcastro ducked and Fox went sailing through the ropes and onto the Armory floor. He suffered a severe muscle injury in his shoulder and had to be helped from the floor to the dressing room. Continue reading

Wrestling Match Series To Be Begun At Baltimore Gardens

The Baltimore Afro-American – December 31, 1946

The first of a series of wrestling matches with non-white participants will be launched here at the Baltimore Gardens, Fayette St. near Paca, on Jan. 9.

Full cards are to be held weekly, under sponsorship of the Globe Athletic Association with Manuel Hoffman as promoter. Continue reading

Marsh To Meet Tough Foe In Mat Program

Davenport Democrat & Leader – November 27, 1946

Tiger Joe Marsh, who practically exterminated Nick Waynes of Detroit on last week’s wrestling show, will run up against a much tougher foe in his headline bout Thursday night at the Labor Temple, 2100 Third Avenue, Rock Island. Continue reading

Funk, Olsen Win; Weaver Beats Cordova

Santa Fe New Mexican – November 15, 1946

The fair-haired boys backed into a decision last night in their favor at the St. Michael’s gym, but it took a judges’ disqualification to win for Dory Funk and Milt Olsen over Al Williams and Joe Dorsetti. The antics of Old Al and Black Joe at times bordered on the disgusting, and twice had promoter Johnny Valdes in the ring to stop the proceedings. Continue reading

Feminine Wrestlers On Tonight’s Program

The Palm Beach Post – December 30, 1946

LAKE WORTH – Matchmaker Pat Malone, the “Santa Claus” of wrestling programs, is giving a “stocking full” of bouts tonight, four in all, at the Legion Arena. Continue reading

Victor In Armory Womens Bout Will Meet “World’s Champion”

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – September 24, 1946

Juanita Coffman

Juanita Coffman

Two lady bonecrushers will head the card at tonight’s Armory program: Juanita Coffman and Helen Hild.  The winner of the one-hour time limit, one-fall bout is scheduled to meet Mildred Burke, who is billed as “World’s Woman Champion,” at a later date.

Sponsored jointly by the American Legion and the Florida State Guard, the program will also include a semi-final between Lou Laird and Ali Pasha (sometimes known as the Terrible Turk), an opening bout between W. T. Hill and Swede Olson, a four-round boxing match and 10 pairs of nylons to be given away.

Helen Hild

Helen Hild

Wrestler Socks Fan At Texas Show

San Francisco Chronicle – February 17, 1946

AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 16 (UP) — Don Evans, heavyweight wrestler from New York, was placed on 30-day probation today by State Wrestling Commissioner Leonard Carlton for trading punches with a spectator at a bout in San Antonio February 13.