Nashua Telegraph – June 27, 1930
Has Easy Time With Boston Man
Holy Cross Star Takes First Fall
BOSTON, June 27, (AP) – Gus Sonnenberg, claimant of the world’s heavyweight wrestling championship, won two out of three falls from Bob “Bibber” McCoy, former Holy Cross athlete from Cambridge in a battle of flying tackles here tonight. McCoy won the first fall in 33 minutes and Sonny the next two in 16 and 6 minutes respectively.
McCoy apparently shot his bolt during the 33 minutes of torrid wrestling for the first fall. This came when Sonnenberg backed “Bibber” into a neutral corner to maneuver for flying tackle. Before he could launch his butt, McCoy spilled him with a front headlock and banged his shoulders to the mat with a tackle and butt.Continue reading