Winnipeg Free Press – May 10, 1933
By Clem Shields
Billed to go best of three falls with a two-hour limit, the Canadian championship wrestling match last night at the Amphitheatre rink between Earl McCready, Canadian heavyweight champion, and veteran Jack Taylor finished after 36 minutes and 45 seconds, Taylor being unable to continue due to a neck injury. The injury was the result of taking a reverse body slam with all of McCready’s 236 pounds behind the charge.
The far from gentle art of modified murder was demonstrated in all its phases in all bouts, with exhibitions of leaping Lenas, grunting, growling, groaning and boxing thrown in for good measure. Particularly in the preliminary in which Mihaly Orgovanyi, perfectly-built grappler from Hungary, and Alex Monahan, wild rushing Irishman, tangled were fans served a tasty hors-d’oeuvres of smash-as-smash-can. Monahan, one of the best to show here, was the victim, suffering a cut eye and split ear and resembling a redskin before the final gong sounded ending the bout in a draw.
Winnipeg Free Press – May 9, 1933
The Canadian heavyweight championship will be at stake tonight when Earl McCready, of Amulet, Sask., tangles with Jack Taylor, of Calgary, in a finish bout. They will tussle until one registers two falls, or for a two-hour time limit. This contest headlines an attractive all-star programme being staged by Ivan Mickailoff at the Amphitheatre rink.
Boxing & Wrestling News – April 1933
By Marvin Williams
When we discover that a youngster of barely twenty-one summers in the short space of less than a year has already nearly defeated a great ex-champion, Gus Sonnenberg, and recently gave the present champion, Jim Browning, a tough battle, we naturally prick up our ears and decide to look into the matter. We realize that this is a very rare case. We remember that such a fine wrestler as Earl McCready, after successfully wrestling for years, made the statement when a match between himself and Jim Londos was talked about, “I am not yet ready to meet Londos. I feel that I require more experience.”
We wonder if Paul Boesch is too ambitious and if he will be a flash in the pan? We wonder if he will grow discouraged by being defeated, even though the defeats thus far have only been at the hands of the finest? Or can it be possible that Paul is a “great”; one of those instinctive wrestlers who acquires great skill without long years of practice? Perhaps he figures that the finest experience in the world can only come from real matches against the best. Continue reading
Syracuse Herald – September 27, 1934
A demoralized group of Syracuse wrestling and boxing officials were awaiting further word from the offices of the New York State Athletic Commission today, following an unexpected investigation on the part of Gen. John J. Phelan, chairman of the sports board, here last night. Continue reading
The Argus – November 15, 1937
AUCKLAND (N Z ), Sunday
Earl McCready, of Canada, retained the British Empire wrestling championship last night after a strenuous bout with Lofty Blomfield, of New Zealand. Neither gained a fall, and the referee declared the match a draw.
The New York Times – February 7, 1933
By James P. Dawson
Ed (Strangler) Lewis, world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, had no difficulty defending his crown last night against the assault of Dr. Fred Meyers, Chicago’s grappler-dentist, in Madison Square Garden. Continue reading
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Tagged Century Milstead, Dr. Fred Meyers, Earl McCready, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, George Hagen, Gus Sonnenberg, Henry Piers, Jim Browning, John Poddubney, Leon Pinetzki, Lilo Nardi, Luigi Bacigalupi, Mike Mazurki, Nick Lutze, Sammy Stein, Sid Westrich
The Age – October 19, 1937
Earl McCready, the British Empire champion heavy weight wrestler, will have his last contest in Australia for the season against Sammy Stein, at West Melbourne, on Saturday. He will arrive here from Sydney on Wednesday. McCready is to leave for New Zealand to defend his Empire title against Lofty Blomfield, the New Zealand champion. Continue reading
Sports Pointers, St. Louis – October 6, 1944
By Earl Brady
Lieut. Chris Zaharias is on the October 6th card, his foe being Thor Morgan, ex-Marine… For excitement and thrills, don’t overlook the Warren Bockwinkel- Chief Saunooke battle… Al Massey, who made a classy debut here recently, and Wally Greb, a new face, also should furnish lots of action and thrills… Of course, we are anticipating one of the banner matches of the season when Wild Bill Longson and Earl McCready get on the mat in their best two out of three fall scrap, and last but not least our little pal, Tuffy Truesdell, Mexican champion, sails into Dave Feldman in a battle of 178-pounders in the opener… We have just been informed that Otto (Whitey) Brexler will referee the main go…
Jack Dempsey’s Sports Magazine – June 1938
By Marcus Griffin
On a soft, summer night in June, 1937, there was but one World’s Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. His name was – and still is – Dean Detton. He was an odd sort of fellow, this champion. His spare moments were spent filling the duties of a Deacon in the First Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church. Continue reading
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Tagged Ali Baba, Bronko Nagurski, Chief Little Beaver, Cliff Olson, Dan O'Mahoney, Daniel Boone Savage, Dean Detton, Earl McCready, Everett Marshall, Jack Sherry, Jim Londos, John Pesek, Len Hall, Lou Thesz, Paul Bowser, Rama Arjan Singh, Ray Steele, Rudy Dusek, Samara Salassie, Steve Casey, Tony Stecher, Vincent Lopez, Yvon Robert
The Argus – August 12, 1937
More American wrestlers will arrive in Australia within the next two weeks. Chief Little Wolf, the American Indian, leaves New Zealand on August 20. His first contest will be in Melbourne. Ed (“Strangler”) Lewis, who is on his way to India to wrestle Gama, the Indian champion, should be here in a few weeks. It is possible that Lewis will have one contest In Melbourne. Earl McCready is expected to leave New Zealand for Australia shortly. Continue reading