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Metropolitan news. (Chicago, Ill.) 1935-19??, February 27, 1937, Image 15

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Joe Louis-Braddock Sign
Bout To Be
Held At Sox
Fieldf June
Joe Louis is now formally sign
ed to meet James J. Braddock for
the heavyweight title of the world
on June 22nd, at Comiskey Park!!!
Although the actual signing took
place weeks ago, for publicity’s
sake, the participants were urged
to repeat the procedure.
Louis, therefore, gains an oppor
tunity to become the first Negro
heavyweight champion since Jack
Johnson, and the second of all time.
Louis has a most impressive record,
the only blur is a twelve round
knockout at the hands of Max
Schmeling last June. Fight fans
ere willing to erase that blur, how
ever, if Joe brings back the bacon
In the greatest opportunity of his
Braddock, on the other hand, with
a record none too impressive, ag
ing now, remains the unknown qual
ity. Although Jim had never been
much prior to the Baer fight, being
a champion does something to a
man, he MUST live up to his name.
& Living from hand to mouth and
1 experience in and out of the ring
l will aid Braddock immensely. He
is one of the smartest fighters in
the ring today—and one of th®
most courageous. A real fight be
tween two REAL champions, one
white, one black!!!
Joe and Jack are Smiling
—■ - — ■ - — - —— - —.— »-*
Who are all smiles now that Joe is signed to meet James
Braddock for the heavyweight title in June. Joe’s smile
shows he aspires to be a “champeen.”
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 20.—
The Ala. State Hornets handed ihe
Philadelphia Commandeurs for the
second straight year at Tullibody
Auditorium. The score was 36-31.
"It don’t mean a thing if you
ain’t got that swing” is the battle
cry of all golfers, and with this
thought in mind, the Chicago Golf
ers Trophy Club members have
erected their practice net so as to
get ready for the golfiing season,
which is just around the corner.
The location of the net is at 4715
South Parkway, in the rear of the
This is the first step of progress
made by the club. Although the or
ganization is only five weeks old,
it boasts of a membership of for
ty seven exponents of the old
Scotch pasttime. All golfers, b e |
they good or bad, are invited to
come in now and help carry on.
The present dispensation will
last only until the club has 100
members, so now is the time to
come into the fo'd. Beginners need
not feel embarrassed because they
do not play well, as it is the pur
pose of the club to improve t h e
game of all members.
The club has within its mem
bership the best golfers in the
West and they are available as in
structors at no cost to any member.
The next meeting will be held at
4715 South Parkway, Sunday, at
3 P. M. Matthew Bivens, president,
and James S. Williams, sec’y.
Bolden, Patterson
Star In Tournament
Nate Bolden, 160, and Verne Pat
terson, 147, advanced to the finals
of the the Chicago Tribune’s Gold
en Gloves Tournament of Champ
ions last Tuesday night. Each man
was to fight twice.
Bolden, after knocking out his
first opponent met a stablemate,
Paul Frazier, the latter being a
champion last year. Bolden won a
unanimous decision. Patterson al
so proved easily the best of his op
ponents, knocking one unfortunate
out in the first round.
Ted Taylor, another southsider,
has moved into the finals in the
135 pound class.
Ralph Collier, ICO, was eliminat
ed in Tuesday nights fighting. Wil
liam Joyce, N. A. A. U. champ last
year seems to be the class in the
12G pound class, while Sam Smith,
175, is making quite a record along
k. o. lines.
Benefit Wrestling
Show Huge Success
The benefit wrestling show’ which
W'as held at the Forum Ballroom,
323 E. 43rd street, Thursday, Feb.
18, proved to be success. Five high
class wuestling bouts were offered
which kept the fans cheering and
coming to their feet throughout the
show’. In the first bout, Jim Mon
nette, Colored star, defeated Joe
Jensen in twelve minutes. Ed Van
Herrick, former Savoy wrestler,
and Bill Goez wrestled thirty min
utees with Goez winning the dec
isiion when Van Herrick w’as dis
qualified for unnecessary rough
“Wild BiM’’ Hooper, sensational
Colored middleweight of Milwau
kee, beat Dick McCarthy in ten
minutes. Oran Lovett, Colored
heavyweight, lost to “Crybaby”
Jack Jarwick when he fell from the
ring and was unable to return in a
period of twenty seconds. Lee
Umbles, Colored welterweight
champion, beat Bull Smith with a
combination head scissors and wrist
lock. The time was eight minutes. ,
It was announced there would .
be wrestling shows every Thurs- 1
day. night at 8:30 P. M. 1
John Henry Lewis, lightheavy champion, who has been
suspended by the N. B. A for one year. Rumors have it that
Jawn was ruled out because of the Louis-Braddock title fite.
Big promoters’ are said to be afraid that popular favor will
turn to Lewis instead of the Bomber leaving them holding
the bag on the title promotion.

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