Tag Archives: George Zaharias

Jim Browning Pinned In 22:31 By O’Mahoney

New York World-Telegram – March 19, 1935

Danno O’Mahoney, the Irish whip specialist here with an eye on the world title, last night dispatched Jim Browning of Missouri, former champion, in Madison Square Garden. The attendance was 7,500. Continue reading

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Zaharias Throws Jacobs, Triumphs In 8:51 With A Body Slam At Hempstead Arena

The New York Times – March 14, 1935

HEMPSTEAD, Long Island, March 13 (Special) — George Zaharias, 230, threw Harry Jacobs, 315, with a body slam in 8:51 of the feature wrestling match tonight at the Hempstead Arena. Al Bisignano, 212, won the semifinal, tossing Walter Underhill, 204, with a body slam after 20:08. Continue reading

Savoldi Captures Londos Claim To Title

Associated Press –  April 8, 1933

CHICAGO – Jumping Joe Savoldi, who used to shatter football lines for Notre Dame, had one big area of the wrestling world rocking with claims and denials today.

Joe strode into the Chicago Stadium ring last night to tackle Jim Londos, claimant of the championship. To the amazement of 8,000 customers, he walked out with a one-fall victory after 20 minutes and 26 seconds of rough-and-tumble grappling. The match attracted a gate of approximately $12,000. Continue reading

Londos And Stecher Do It All Over Again Tonight

Chicago Tribune – March 3, 1933

Joe Stecher, the Nebraskan who is one of wrestling’s patriarchs by virtue of his years of experience, will seek his fourth lease on the world’s heavyweight championship tonight at the Chicago Stadium. He will engage Jim Londos, who has made the most sustained claim to the crown for the last three years, for the second time in six weeks. Continue reading

Londos-Stecher Mat Drama Goes On Boards Again

Chicago Tribune – March 2, 1933

The second 1933 showing in Chicago of the Jim Londos-Joe Stecher wrestling number, familiar to followers of the grappling pastime at intervals during the last decade, will be presented at the Chicago Stadium tomorrow night before what is expected to be a record crowd at a local match. Continue reading

Jim Londos And Joe Savoldi Meet Tonight

Chicago Tribune – April 7, 1933

Jim Londos and Joe Savoldi will wrestle tonight at the Stadium in the main bout of a five-match program. The encounter is to be decided by one fall, with a time limit of an hour and a half.

In one of the other bouts, Jim McMillen will meet George Zaharias. Matchmaker Coffey has promised McMillen that he will get a chance at the winner of the main bout at a later date if he is victorious tonight. Continue reading

Wrestling Last Night

The Evening Independent – July 29, 1937
By The Associated Press

Hartford, Conn. – Danno O’Mahoney, Ireland, drew with George Clark, Scotland, bout stopped by 11:30 curfew. Continue reading

Wrestling Results

Elmira Star-Gazette – July 23, 1937

New York – Ernie Dusek, 228, Omaha, Neb., threw Abe Coleman, 205, Los Angeles, 32:41. Continue reading

Londos Victor Over Szabo In Duel On Mat

Los Angeles Times – February 10, 1938

Jimmy Londos, self-styled international mat champion, last night defeated Sandor Szabo in straight falls in the main wrestling event at the Olympic Auditorium.

The first fall was a marathon affair and lasted one hour and three seconds. Londos finally annexed the pinning with a double leg and back breaker. Continue reading

There’s Mist In Lou Daro’s Eyes

Los Angeles Herald – February 9, 1938

Lou Daro’s eyes will be misty tonight when Dan Tobey, veteran announcer, calls the main event principals to the center of the ring.

The first star of his first wrestling show in Los Angeles returns to the fold when Jimmy Londos, the international heavyweight champion, comes to grips with Sandor Szabo, the Hungarian Adonis, who holds the California state title belt. Continue reading