Courier-Post – January 9, 1945
By Henry Quinton
Spectators Go Berserk as Referee Gehman Gives Deciding Fall to Gino
The blood of Camden wrestling fans is still boiling today over last night’s decision by Referee Doc Gehman which gave Gino Garibaldi, belligerent New Yorker, a dubious victory over George Becker, dapper Chicagoan.
The pair of grunt and groan artists met in the feature wrestling bout at the Convention Hall, before a crowd of 2400 howling fans, and Garibaldi won the first and third falls of a scheduled 90-minute time-limit match, Becker copping the second.
Garibaldi won the first fall in 16 minutes, two seconds with a rolling headlock and body press. Becker evened things up by copping the middle fall in seven minutes, 40 seconds, forcing his opponent to quit under pressure of a head scissors, and Garibaldi snared the third and deciding fall in 14 minutes, 52 seconds with a body press.
Brooklyn Eagle – December 30, 1944
Rudy Dusek and George Lenihan will hold the spotlight in tonight’s feature bout to a finish on the Broadway Arena wrestling card. Lenihan, unbeaten in the club this season, will seek his fourth victory.
In the other bouts, Promoter Max Joss has Tony Martinelli pitted against Murray Rothenberg, Sam Curry paired with Abe Yourist, Pat Welsh matched with Jim Austeri, Fritz Ziegfried with Frank Bruce.
Brooklyn Eagle – December 16, 1944
George Lenihan and Tony Martinelli will wrestle in a return finish feature on tonight’s weekly mat program at the Broadway Arena.
In the supporting matches arranged by Promoter Max Joss, Sam Curry will grapple Abe Yourist; Murray Rothenberg will take on Rudy Dusek; Frank Bruce will combat Charley Allen and Jim Austeri will mingle with Joe Meyer.
Brooklyn Eagle – February 2, 1945
Michele Leone replaces Yvon Robert against George Lenihan in tomorrow night’s feature wrestling bout at the Broadway Arena. Other bouts pair Abe Yourist and Bob Russell, Pat McKay and Tony Martinelli, Jim Austeri and Frank Bruce, Murray Rothenberg and Fritz Ziegfried.
Posted in 1945
Tagged Abe Yourist, Bob Russell, Frank Bruce, Fritz Ziegfried, George Lenihan, Jim Austeri, Michele Leone, Murray Rothenberg, Pat McKay, Tony Martinelli, Yvon Robert
Asbury Park Evening Press – September 1, 1944
Wrestling Promoter Roland J. Hines today announced another “one night championship tournament” next Monday night at the Asbury Park Armory and also disclosed that the canceled bout between Texas (Babe) Sharkey and Hans Kampfer will take place Sept. 11.
It was the first tournament Aug. 21 that brought on a wild and wooly show in which Kampfer, former European champion, emerged as the night’s champion. Kampfer was to have met Sharkey last Monday night but Promoter Hines decided to withdraw Kampfer and substituted Henry Piers, the Holland champion, after a near-riot was incited by Kampfer’s tactics.
Posted in 1944
Tagged Abe Yourist, Babe Sharkey, Ben Marfuggi, Duke Keomuka, Frank Bronowicz, Gus Raap, Hans Kampfer, Henry Piers, John Vansky, Maurice LaChappelle, Murray Rothenberg, Zimba Parker
Brooklyn Eagle – November 28, 1944
George Lenihan meets Georgie Becker in the finish wrestling bout at the Ridgewood Grove tonight. The semi-final pairs Jimmy Austeri with Pat Welsh. In supporting bouts Rudy Dusek faces Frank Bruce, Tony Martinelli opposes Murray Rothenberg and Abe Yourist clashes with Jack Steele.
The Philadelphia Inquirer – May 15, 1945
Don Evans defeated Tony Martinelli in the wrestling windup last night at Camden Convention Hall. In other bouts, Michele Leone dew with George Becker; Jim Atlas pinned Murray Rothenberg, Bob Metzer threw Joe Myer and Abe Yourist beat Silent Pedro Tomez.
The Argus – November 8, 1938
A comprehensive series of boxing contests for the summer is being planned by Stadiums Limited, The first of the important feather-weight fights will be between Mickey Miller, bantam and feather weight champion of Australia, and “Kid” Irish, of the United States, on November 28, at the West Melbourne Stadium. Miller received medical attention to his injured right hand during the week-end, and yesterday he reported to Stadiums Limited that he would be ready to fight in two weeks’ time.
According to Mr. R. Lean, the Stadium manager, Miller will be kept busy for several months in matches with the American feather-weights on their way to Australia. In addition, five middle weights have signed up in the United States under the control of Stadiums Limited. They will be matched with Fred Henneberry, Ron Richards, Jimmy Purcell, and other Australian and oversea boxers now living In Australia.
The Herald-News – January 25, 1945
Pins Austeri In Main Bout At Kanter’s
Jimmy Austeri, Clifton grappler, returned to local mat warfare last night at Kanter’s Auditorium but his 1945 debut was an inauspicious one as he dropped the feature wrestling bout to Reb Russell.
Russell, Texas grappler, used numerous illegal tactics in his match with Austeri. The bout was rough throughout with Russell being booed by the fans for his unfair tactics.
The Herald-News – October 1, 1943
The Golden Terror will return to the mat at Columbia Park on tomorrow night’s wrestling card. His opponent will be Bill Bartush, who has been billed as the “Blue Streak.”
Posted in 1943
Tagged Abe Yourist, Babe Sharkey, Bill Bartush, Cowboy Luttrall, Dapper Diz, Golden Terror, Jack Wentworth, Jim Stefano, John Melas, Murray Rothenberg, Tony Milano