Saturday Evening Post – December 14, 1935
By Milton MacKaye
The standing of wrestling as a profit-making enterprise has received little attention in the economic journals, and even those publications devoted to the fevers of sport have been niggardly in space and headlines. There has been a general tendency to regard wrestling as a sort of little country cousin of the opulent boxing profession, a rude and primitive trial of strength persisting feebly in the backwoods sections, but destined ultimately to become as extinct as the broadsword. As a public spectacle, it has been rated just ahead of long-distance walking contests and the hop, skip, and jump, and considerably behind the breath-taking thrills and romance of puss-in-the-corner and the potato race. Continue reading
Posted in 1935
Tagged Charley Cutler, Dan O'Mahoney, Dick Shikat, Dr. B.F. Roller, Earl Caddock, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Ed Don George, Everett Marshall, Ferenc Holuban, Frank Gotch, Fritz Kley, George Hackenschmidt, Gus Sonnenberg, Ivan Poddubny, Jim Bausch, Jim Browning, Jim Londos, Jim McMillen, Joe “Toots” Mondt, Joe Savoldi, Joe Stecher, Len Macaluso, Leo Pinetzke, Man Mountain Dean, Martin "Farmer" Burns, Mike Mazurki, Paul Bowser, Sam Stein, Sandor Szabo, Serge Kalmikoff, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Tom Draak, Tony Siano, William Muldoon, Wladek Zbyszko, Yussiff Mahmout
La Patrie – November 27, 1908
Youssouf Mahmout, victor over Tom Jenkins in a match last night at Madison Square Garden.
La Patrie – November 27, 1908
These Two Colossi Will Come To Grips Tonight, At Sohmer Park
Jenkins Was Defeated Last Night
OUR MODERN BEHEMOTHS
A Bulletin from New York tells us that Yussif Mahmout, known as the Terrible Turk, has defeated Tom Jenkins, ex-champion wrestler of America, winning the first two falls of his “match” with him, at Madison Square Garden, last night. Continue reading
The San Francisco Call – December 7, 1910
CHICAGO, Dec. 6. – The championship aspirations of Peter Nogert, the Boer wrestler who came here in quest of Frank Gotch’s crown, were given a severe setback last night when Yussiff Mahmout, the Bulgarian, won from the South African in straight falls without apparent effort. Mahmout won the first fall in 9:30 with a double bar-arm and the second in 2:30 with a half Nelson and leg lock. Mahmout, who was at least 40 pounds lighter than his opponent, assumed the aggressive in both bouts.
The New York Times – October 15, 1911
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 14. – Making his first appearance since his defeat of Hackenschmidt in Chicago, Frank Gotch, world’s champion wrestler, easily won from George Padoubny of Russia in straight falls last night. The first fall was gained in 16:16 with a half-nelson and crotch hold, the second in 7:50 with a half-nelson. In the preliminary Yusiff Mahmout, the Turk, failed to throw Fred Beell of Wisconsin in fifteen minutes, as he had agreed to do.
The New York Times – January 4, 1911
Champion Resigns Honor of Title-Holder in Wrestling to Foreigner.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 3. – Frank Gotch, champion wrestler of the world, to-night declared he resigned the honor in favor of Yousef Mahmout, and said he would back Mahmout against Hackenschmidt for $20,000, part of which was posted to–night. Continue reading
The New York Times – October 18, 1911
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct, 17. – Frank Gotch, world’s champion wrestler, threw Emilio Pietro, the Canadian heavyweight wrestler, twice in a little more than twenty minutes here last night. The first fall came in fifteen minutes and twenty seconds; the second in five minutes nineteen seconds. Yousiff Mahmout failed to throw Jesse Reimer of Des Moines in a thirty-minute handicap match.
The New York Times – January 26, 1909
CHICAGO, Jan. 24. – Raoul de Rouen, the French Graeco-Roman wrestler, and Yussif Mahmout, the Turk, have been matched to wrestle in a catch-as-catch-can bout here Feb. 1.
Detroit Free Press – January 1, 1934
By Charles B. Ward
When Monsieur Jacques Curley, New York wrestling promoter, announced his ratings of the heavyweight wrestlers of the world Saturday night he just about ruined the New Year for Monsieur Nick Londes, Detroit wrestling promoter. Continue reading
Posted in 1934
Tagged Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Ed Don George, George Zaharias, Gino Garibaldi, Gus Sonnenberg, Hans Steinke, Jagat Singh, Jim Browning, Jim Londos, Jim McMillen, Joe Malcewicz, Joe Savoldi, Joe Stecher, Pat O'Shocker, Ray Steele, Yussiff Mahmout
Ithaca Chronicle – April 1, 1909
Cleveland, April 1. – Yussif Mahmout, the Bulgarian wrestler, and Joe Rogers, the American, will meet on the mat here tonight. There is a long standing rivalry between the two men, and a strenuous bout is expected.