Tag Archives: Rod Fenton

Gorilla Returns For Monday Bout

The Borger Daily Herald – November 26, 1939

Promoter Otis Robertson promised that after Gorilla Ramos, the smooth Sonora, Mex. wrestler, scored such a hit in a recent match here he would try to bring back the junior light heavyweight title claimant.  And he has. Continue reading

Jackie Nichols Wins Over LaDue

Toledo Blade – June 20, 1947

Paavo Knocked Out In Go With Fenton

Monte LaDue, the rowdy mustached Canadian grappler, got a little rough last night in his match with Jackie Nichols of down Maine way but it didn’t do him much good.  Nichols won the main event of the Civic Auditorium mat show last night in consecutive falls. Continue reading

Heavyweights Will Meet In Wrestling Match Monday Night

Stamford American – February 7, 1936

Promoter Pug Hester is out looking for props to hold up his arena when the heavy-weights invade it next Monday night for the first time.  Jack “Rough House” Nelson, 216 pounder, is to encounter the 205 pound tackle expert, Nick Elitch in the main event of the matches at the City Auditorium. Continue reading

Ray Ryan Takes On Rod Fenton

The Tuscaloosa News – April 9, 1941

Diminutive Grappler Battles ‘Meanie’ Tonight At Brandon

Promoter Joe Gunther of the American Legion has signed a pair of rough customers and two casualties to do the wrestling at Fort Brandon armory tonight.

The rowdy lads are Ray Ryan, the diminutive matman from New York with a chip as large as himself on his shoulder, and Roderick Fenton, the toughest fellow ever to carry such a pretty name. Continue reading

Becker Whips Rod Fenton

The Tuscaloosa News – March 20, 1941

Irregularities Are Held At Minimum As Leonard Referees

Due to the expert refereeing job done by Benny Leonard, and no doubt because of the potential sting which still lay dormant in his two aging fists, the American Legion fight program passed rather peaceably last night at Fort Brandon.

The retired former lightweight champ of the boxing ring was continually at odds with the rampant Roderick Fenton, however.  A less strong willed character would likely have had considerably more trouble with the cantankerous Canadian. Continue reading

Canadian Plans To Snap Hill’s Streak Tonight

The Borger Daily Herald – December 11, 1939

A thrill-packed match and probably the best in many a week on the local mat is scheduled tonight at the Borger Arena for the main event.  Preliminaries start at 8 p. m.

Promoter Otis Robertson has signed up Rod Fenton, the rough house Canadian, for a headline squabble with Frankie Hill, the Kansas Cyclone, a first class misery merchant. Continue reading

Mobley, Fenton Wrestle Here

The Tuscaloosa News – April 2, 1941

Champ Meets Rod In Main Event; Ryan To Fight Jensen

Champion Rex Mobley, king of the light heavyweight wrestlers, returns to Tuscaloosa tonight for an engagement with Rod Fenton on the main event of the American Legion grappling card at Fort Brandon Armory. Continue reading

Fenton Defeats Ryan At Fort

The Tuscaloosa News – April 10, 1941

Charlie Keene Wins From Leo Jensen In Legion Opener

Villains clashed at Fort Brandon Armory last night, with Rod Fenton claiming undisputed right to the title of meanest man of Tuscaloosa grappling by virtue of a victory over Ray Ryan. Continue reading

Achieu Grapples Wily Rod Fenton

The Brand – February 29, 1936

Lumberjack And Strong Boy Stratton Matched In Semifinal

Employing a couple of grappling artists from far distant circles, Promoter Jim Wakefield introduced two absolutely new matmen to the Friday night patrons of the Temple of Torture last evening. Continue reading

Fenton Meets The Soldier In Main Mat Bout

The Borger Daily Herald – December 17, 1939

Two rough and tumble mat-men, both hard as the proverbial nails, will clash in the main event on Promoter Otis Robertson’s wrestling show here at the Arena tomorrow night.

Rod Fenton, the rough house Canadian, and Soldier Thomas, the former U. S. Army champ, are the two principals in this grunt-groan special. Continue reading