San Francisco Chronicle – February 2, 1937
Nearing 50, Ed (Strangler) Lewis remains one of the foremost performers among the grapplers, five times world’s heavyweight champion.
When most athletes would be long through, Lewis says he is headed for the top the sixth time and will start again by defeating Sandor Szabo, Pacific Coast heavyweight titlist, in their two-hour rematch tonight at the Dreamland Auditorium, best two in three falls. Continue reading
Posted in 1937
Tagged Bill Hansen, Casey Kazanjian, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Frank Foschle, Gino Vagnone, Ivan Managoff, John Spellman, Larry Carlson, Pete Managoff, Red Phantom, Sandor Szabo, Tommy Marvin
Los Angeles Times – November 7, 1940
Everett Marshall and Dean Detton got exactly nowhere in their match which topped the first round of last night’s elimination wrestling card at the Olympic Auditorium. Continue reading
Posted in 1940
Tagged Bill Hansen, Bobby Managoff, Buddy O'Brien, Cardiff Giant, Dean Detton, Everett Marshall, Hardboiled Haggerty, Hardy Kruskamp, Ignacio Martinez, Jules Strongbow, Lou Miller, Pat Riley, Pete Peterson, Rudy LaDitzi, Tiny Roebuck, Tommy Nilan
Los Angeles Times – November 2, 1939
Pantaleon Manlapig, the pride of the Philippines, retained his role as one of the favorites in the Olympic wrestling tournament last night by making quick work of Manuel Rodriguez in an exciting matfest. Continue reading
Posted in 1939
Tagged Al Billings, Aladar Schiszler, Baron Ginsberg, Big Bill Shea, Bill Hansen, Don Luis Sebastian, Dr. John Murphy, Dr. Len Hall, Hank Metheny, Hardboiled Haggerty, Joe Pazandak, Kola Kwariani, Manuel Rodriguez, Pantaleon Manlapig, Sammy Stein, Tom Zaharias, Tony Felice, Vic Christy
Los Angeles Times – November 8, 1939
Jimmy Londos makes his first appearance in a wrestling ring here since he joined the ranks of the benedicts when he appears tonight at the Olympic in a Graeco-Roman match against Sandor Szabo, the Hungarian heavyweight star.
Jimmy is the world’s catch-as-catch-can champion, but Szabo has repeatedly dared him to meet him at the ancient European style and it took quite a bit of angling to get Londos to agree to the match.
Olympic rules will prevail. The match will be over three periods of 10 minutes each with a minute rest in between. A decision will be rendered by two judges and the referee on the best two-out-of-three throws. No holds are permitted below the waist under Graeco-Roman rules.
Don McDonald will referee the bout and Snowy Baker, noted Australian sportsman, and Frank Borzage, the ace film director, will act as judges.
Szabo was an Olympic Games champion at Graeco-Roman before coming to this country. Londos often has wrestled abroad under Graeco-Roman rules but never here.
The Graeco-Roman bout is an added feature, promoter Jack Daro announces, to the international tournament bouts. Nine matches are on the tourney card with the Hans Steinke-Lee Wykoff showdown being the top spot in interest.
Bill Hansen, Salt Lake star, is in a tight spot this evening. If he loses to Hardboiled Haggerty he will be dropped from the tourney.
Other tournament matches on the card: Lee Wykoff vs. Hans Steinke; Vic Christy vs. Tom Zaharias; Sammy Stein vs. Hank Metheny; Crusher Al Billings vs. Joe Pazandak; Cliff Thiede vs. LaVerne Baxter; Tiny Roebuck vs. Henry Graber, and Jack Kogut vs. Young Stecher.
Posted in 1939
Tagged Al Billings, Bill Hansen, Cliff Thiede, Hank Metheny, Hans Steinke, Hardboiled Haggerty, Henry Graber, Jack Daro, Jack Kogut, Jim Londos, Joe Pazandak, LaVerne Baxter, Lee Wykoff, Sammy Stein, Sandor Szabo, Tiny Roebuck, Tom Zaharias, Vic Christy, Young Stecher