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Becker At Camden

The Philadelphia Inquirer – November 27, 1944

George Becker swings into heavyweight wrestling action against the undefeated Black Terror at Camden Convention Hall tonight.  They are scheduled to go 90 minutes, two out of three falls.  Murray Rothenberg and Fred Grubmier meets Jim Austeri and Pat Welsh in a team match, while Rudy Dusek tackles Dutch Rohde and Matros Kirilenko clashes with Joe Myers in single bouts.

Double Mat Windup At Camden Tonight

The Philadelphia Inquirer – November 8, 1948

One fall matches featuring George Becker as an opponent for Tarzan Hewitt and Jack Kelly against Michele Leone, will be staged as a double windup at Camden Convention Hall tonight.  In each instance, the Becker-Hewitt and Kelly-Leone bouts will be finish affairs, one fall to decide the winner.

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Becker, Russell To Battle In Passaic

The Bergen Evening Record – March 15, 1945

The Armory in Passaic will open its doors to wrestling tonight with an all-star show arranged by promoter Jimmy Austeri.  The card is headed by a bout between Gorgeous Georgie Becker, the Newark defense worker, and Rebel Bob Russell, a roughneck from Texas.  The match is slated for two out of three falls with a time limit of an hour.

As a wrestler Becker has no peers, but he is not a roughneck, while Russell can slug it out with the best of them.  The match is expected to provide plenty of excitement, especially if Russell doesn’t behave.

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Garibaldi Beats Becker As Fans Stage Near-Riot

Courier-Post – January 9, 1945
By Henry Quinton

Spectators Go Berserk as Referee Gehman Gives Deciding Fall to Gino

The blood of Camden wrestling fans is still boiling today over last night’s decision by Referee Doc Gehman which gave Gino Garibaldi, belligerent New Yorker, a dubious victory over George Becker, dapper Chicagoan.

The pair of grunt and groan artists met in the feature wrestling bout at the Convention Hall, before a crowd of 2400 howling fans, and Garibaldi won the first and third falls of a scheduled 90-minute time-limit match, Becker copping the second.

Garibaldi won the first fall in 16 minutes, two seconds with a rolling headlock and body press.  Becker evened things up by copping the middle fall in seven minutes, 40 seconds, forcing his opponent to quit under pressure of a head scissors, and Garibaldi snared the third and deciding fall in 14 minutes, 52 seconds with a body press.

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Martinelli And Becker Grapple At Broadway

Brooklyn Eagle – January 6, 1945

Tony Martinelli and George Becker will wrestle to a finish in tonight’s feature at the Broadway Arena.  In other bouts, Promoter Max Joss offers Pat Welsh with Murray Rothenberg, Rudy Dusek with Sam Curry, Fred Grubmeier with Jim Austeri and Frank Bruce with Joe Meyer.

Robert, Moquin To Tug

Brooklyn Eagle – October 3, 1945

Yvon Robert and Larry Moquin will wrestle in an unlimited time bout at the Ridgewood Grove tomorrow night.  Georgie Becker and Chuck Ross clash in the semi-final.  In other bouts, Tony Martinelli opposes Charley Straak, Bibber McCoy faces Jimmy Austeri and Billy Klein tackles Murray Rothenberg.

Lenihan Grapples Becker

Brooklyn Eagle – November 28, 1944

George Lenihan meets Georgie Becker in the finish wrestling bout at the Ridgewood Grove tonight.  The semi-final pairs Jimmy Austeri with Pat Welsh.  In supporting bouts Rudy Dusek faces Frank Bruce, Tony Martinelli opposes Murray Rothenberg and Abe Yourist clashes with Jack Steele.

Evans Beats Martinelli

The Philadelphia Inquirer – May 15, 1945

Don Evans defeated Tony Martinelli in the wrestling windup last night at Camden Convention Hall.  In other bouts, Michele Leone dew with George Becker; Jim Atlas pinned Murray Rothenberg, Bob Metzer threw Joe Myer and Abe Yourist beat Silent Pedro Tomez.

Becker Hopes To Hand Russell His First Local Mat Setback

The Herald-News – March 13, 1945

George Becker, the popular Newark defense worker who in his last appearance here battled Emil Dusek, of Omaha, to a draw at Kanter’s Auditorium, will wrestle in the feature bout on Thursday night’s wrestling show at the Armory.  He will meet Rebel Bob Russell, the roughneck from Texas who hasn’t lost a bout since he arrived in the East two months in the two out of three falls, one hour time limit bout.

Dusek in Semi-Final

Becker is one scientific gripster who has always been able to more than hold his own with a roughneck and that is the reason why Jim Austeri picked him to oppose the Texas bad man.  No matter how rough Russell gets, Becker will know how to cope with him and the Texan, who has won every bout except two in which he finished even, may have his streak broken.

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Newcomer on Mat Program

San Pedro News-Pilot – April 22, 1946

George Becker, one of the east’s top matmen, tomorrow night will make his Wilmington Bowl debut when he grapples with “Rebel” Russell in the feature bout.

George Temple, brother of Shirley, will meet Armand Tanny in the special event.

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