Tag Archives: Harry Ekizian

Pesek Starts New Campaign

Los Angeles Times – February 16, 1933

Returning to Hollywood after an absence of five months, John Pesek, the Nebraska “Tiger,” will start a new drive for world’s title recognition by meeting Glenn Wade, Long Beach heavyweight, in a two-hour, time-limit match, as the feature of five grappling bouts at the Legion Stadium tonight. Continue reading


Pietro Bacini Loses Mat Decision

Seattle Times – September 26, 1931

The goodly and strong Mr. John Evko adminstered a muscle potion of double winglock and body slam to put an end to the nervous writhings and wrigglings of Pietro Bacini, sometimes called Italian heavyweight champion, last night in the main event of the Greater Athletic Club’s weekly mat show. Continue reading