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Chargers’ Ladd Debut March 26

Chicago Defender – March 19-25, 1966

Ernie Ladd, giant Negro defensive tackle in pro football, will make his Chicago debut in wrestling March 26 when he meets Bulldog Plechas in the Amphitheatre, 43rd and Halstead Sts. Continue reading

Toyonobori Wins Wrestling Title

Los Angeles Times – September 9, 1965

Toyonobori of Japan wrested the world’s heavyweight title from Crazy Luke Graham before a sellout crowd of 10,224 Wednesday night at the Olympic.

Graham was disqualified on the first fall and Toyonobori took the second fall to win the championship.

OTHER BOUTS – The Assassins drew with Pedro Morales and Alberto Torres, Gorilla Monsoon defeated Jack Allen, The Kentuckians defeated The Mummy and Vince Bagola, The Butcher drew with Mr. Moto, Nicky Bockwinkel drew with Red Lyons, and Yoshina Sato defeated Bambino Lopez.