Antonino Rocca of Argentina sent his followers home happy by defeating “Lord” Leslie Carlton of Oxford, England, in 24 minutes, 23 seconds in one of the feature wrestling exhibitions that attracted 14,246 to Madison Square Garden last night. The program drew gate receipts of $42,311, well below the figures at the last two shows at the Eighth Avenue arena.
Mike Haller, popular Ozone Park wrestler opposes Hans Kampfer, European titleholder, in a finish tournament match at the Jamaica Arena tonight. This is the third in the series of international wrestling matches being conducted at this club with the winner to meet Champion Babe Sharkey for the title in the fall. Maurice LaChapelle, popular Frenchman, engages Angelo Savoldi in the semi-final limited to one fall in 30 minutes while other half-hour matches bring together Reginald Siki with Jack Hall and Duke Keomuka against Jack (Red) Carter.
The hurricane took at hand at upsetting last night’s wrestling card at the Jamaica Arena when Jack Clayburn, the Black Panther from Boston, Mass., was unable to reach the scene of action in time to face Don Evans of Buffalo in the main event. However, Angelo Savoldi, who was down for a 45-minute affair with Mike Haller of Ozone Park, also took on Evans. The net result for his strenuous efforts was a pair of draw decisions.
Sandor Szabo and Leo Numa clash in the windup of the initial wrestling show of the season at the Met, Broad and Poplar sts. tonight. They wrestle two out of three falls. In other bouts Herman Rohde meets Angelo Savoldi, George Linnehan takes on Leo Erickson, Hans Kampfer tussles Tony Milano and John Vanski tackles Murray Rothenberg.
Murray Rothenberg, Bergen’s gift to the mat world, tries for his 17th straight wrestling win tomorrow night at Columbia Park, North Bergen, when he tackles Angelo Savoldi, the Hoboken roughneck, in one of the feature bouts lined up by Promoter Ralph Mondt. Rothenberg, now chief of the defense plant police force, will pit his judo skill against the rough and unorthodox tactics of Savoldi, who is recognized as one of the top notch wrestlers. Murray, once a Teaneck High School grid star and a Diamond Gloves boxing champ, has gone 16 straight bouts without a setback.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Oct. 31 (A. P.) – Hank Barber, 224, former Dartmouth football player, used a flying head lock to defeat Rebel Russell, 218, of Tennessee, in 21.21 of the feature wrestling match tonight. Continue reading →
Gino Garibaldi, the venerable Italian, meets Yellow Mask tonight in the headline grapple on the Turner Arena card, with “Dutch” Rohde, fair haired idol of the Arena mat faithful, opposing rough, snorting Angelo Savoldi in another banner scramble. Continue reading →
Asbury Park Evening Press – July 2, 1966
By Wes Moon
Prince Iaukea, that big 385-pound brute from Hawaii, deserved just what that nice Bruno Sammartino gave him last night in the feature wrestling match at Convention Hall, most of the fans agreed. Continue reading →