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Sharkey Still Unbeaten, Defeats Swedish Angel

Courier-Post – May 1, 1945

Maryland Champion Wins First and Third Falls of Feature Mat Match

Babe Sharkey’s wrestling record in Camden still is untarnished.

Sharkey, who is recognized by the Maryland Athletic Commission as world heavyweight champion, beat the Swedish Angel in the feature match last night, at the Convention Hall.  It was a scheduled 90-minute time-limit match, two out of three falls to win, and Sharkey won the first and third falls, the bald-pated Swede winning the second.

Sharkey won the first fall in 20 minutes and 30 seconds, with a body press.  The Angel scored the second in 13 minutes 20 seconds, with a body press, and Sharkey won the third and deciding fall in three minutes 50 seconds with a body press.

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Local Wrestling Fans Are Getting Top-Notch Programmes

The St. Maurice Valley Chronicle – October 22, 1936

Big Crowd Saw Robert-Mercier Bout. – Eugene Tremblay Defends Lightweight Crown At Arena Next Sunday.

The wrestling fans of this district are being given ample opportunity to see some of the top-notchers in action, and judging by the crowd which turned out Wednesday night to see Champion Yvon Robert defend his crown against Al Mercier, they appreciate the efforts being made on their behalf by Promoter Gus Gruninger.

Next Sunday evening, there will be another feature programme when Eugene Tremblay, veteran light-weight champion will be featured in the final of Ray Lamontagne’s card with Bill O’Brien, the only man ever to have defeated Tremblay.

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O’Mahoney Downs Macaluso; Fans Aroused

The Hartford, Ct., Times – January 15, 1938
By Bill Shea

That famous cheer which, according to history, was first sounded in the Bronx received a tremendous workout at Foot Guard Hall last night.

The recipients were Danno O’Mahoney, who at one time wore the crown designating him world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, and Smiler Livingstone, Hartford’s own “popular” referee. Continue reading

Wrestling Last Night

Lockport Union-Sun and Journal – December 21, 1935

PHILADELPHIA – Dean Detton, 205, Salt Lake city defeated Hans Steinke, 240, Germany.  One fall

George Koverly, 215, California defeated Frank Judson, 218, Boston.  One fall.

SALT LAKE CITY – Leroy McGuirk, 173, Oklahoma defeated Due Chick, 174, Cheyenne, Wyo., two falls out of three; Rod Fenton, 174, Canada, defeated Paddy Nolan, 166, Boston, two falls out of three; George Bennet, 172, Oklahoma, beat Hy Sharman, 157, Salt Lake city, 19:00; Balk Estes, 178, Honolulu, tossed Frenchy Leavitt, 175, Montreal, 14:00.

Rock Island Mat Program Attracts 600

Davenport IA Leader – February 2, 1941

With 600 cash customers howling their approval, Maurice Tillet, the grotesque Frenchman known as “The Angel,” threw Hans Steinke, Los Angeles, in 18 minutes of their scheduled 90-minute match Friday night at the Rock Island Armory. Continue reading

‘Angel’ Wins From Turkish Champ Easily

Davenport Democrat & Leader – December 31, 1940
By Neuman Kerndt

Maurice Tillet, alias “The Angel,” continued on his unbeaten parade of the U.S. by disposing of one Charlie Manoogian, billed as the Turkish title holder (there were no other Turks to dispute his title among the 1,000 who crowded into the Grand Theater Monday night). Continue reading

The Sports Spy Glass By Hutch

Arizona Republic – March 3, 1931

Seems like I can’t get Pete Sauer out of my mind and with the mail carrying reams of copy about the great wrestlers of the day, I have the impression that Pete is being the run-around by most of the front-rank matmen. Continue reading

Yvon Robert ‘Beats’ Irish Titleholder

United Press – January 9, 1936

HOLYOKE, Mass. – After flattening Danno O’Mahoney twice in an informal wrestling bout last night. Yvon Robert, French-Canadian, claimed the world’s wrestling championship held by the Irishman. Continue reading

Tillet Wins Benefit Wrestling Bout

Chicago Tribune – January 30, 1941

Maurice (The Angel) Tillet last night threw the heavyweight wrestler billed as Lord Albert Mills of England in 14 minutes and 26 seconds of their match in the Ashland Boulevard auditorium. Profits of the show were donated to the infantile paralysis fund. Other results: Continue reading

Stepping Stones: Clark, Marshall Assist Thesz Toward The Crowded Throne

Hartford Times – January 19, 1938
By Stuart Henderson

Suspicion that husky George Clark, the Loch Lomond Monster, had been offered sacrificially on the altar of buildup for yet another wrestling champion lurked in the minds of Hartford’s grappling fans today.

Louis (Don) Thesz, billed as champion of the world (in Missouri), tossed the 226-pound Scot twice in succession at Foot Guard Armory last night. Mr. Thesz accomplished his end efficiently and easily.

Using the identical airplane spin with which he dumped Floyd Marshall into the resin at Worcester the other night, Louis — or Don — flipped Clark for the first fall in 17 minutes.

Thesz employed an old Missouri gag to gain the second, and deciding, tumble. He stood in back of Clark with an arm hold clasped on the Scot. George essayed a back-drop, a maneuver he completed successfully shortly before. Thesz stepped to one side and literally let Clark throw himself. The second installment of the thing lasted 40 minutes and 30 seconds.

If Thesz is to be generally recognized as a champion in the select company of Bronko Nagurski & Company, his advancement will not be totally undeserved. The Missourian is constructed along the general lines of a Percheron draft horse and, in spite of his 221 pounds, flits about like a scared shadow. Even with the party of the second part in complete accord, the task of lifting and spinning an adversary of better than 225 pounds is no child’s play.

Sharing interest with the night’s feature bout was the sad case of Al Getz, the Manchester groaner who never lost a bout in Hartford until last night.

During the main go, Thesz made effective use of a flying scissors. A gander at the agile youngster cavorting like a flyweight was worth a trip to the hall. Although most of the tumbling was all in fun, the boys underwent a rather thorough going over in the course of the evening. Both were slammed hard to set the lights dancing. Clark admitted defeat — but wait until he meets this guy in Fall River.

Charlie Strack of Oklahoma and Frank Judson, former mat coach at Harvard, staged a rough-tough match which ended in a draw. Many an elbow was floated during the bout and if any wrestling regulations were not violated, it was not brought to this writer’s attention.

Roy Dunn of Amarillo, Texas, easily pinned Heimie Olson, a Minnesota product, with a flying scissors and lock in 10 minutes and 30 seconds in the opener. Dunn will meet George (K.O.) Koverly in the star bout next week.

More than $56 was contributed by the fans to President Roosevelt’s infantile paralysis fund, after an appeal by Dr. Herbert Bailey.