SPEARY SEEMS CINCH TO WIN
Billy Speary, outstanding man on Philadelphia's team, seems to be a cinch to punch out Nick Guagliardo, New Orleans bantam. Their records are extremely contrasting, and it is hardly feasible that Nick will be able to stand up very long with the Easterner.
Heralded as the No. 1 amateur of the nation, Speary substantiates the claim by his record of knocking out 150 fighters while winning 216 of 255 contests and capturing an assortment of 17 titles, national, international and sectional. Compare that with Guagliardo's very brief record of 18 victories in 19 fights, in addition to his tender age of 16 and there can hardly be any but one answer.
Sal Marciante, local heavy-weight, is far too easy to hit, and he to figures and the fight early by a knockout, with himself on the receiving and. He matches his record of 21 victories in 28 fights against Joe Matich's 31 in 45.
SPEARY IN GROUP
The boxers in the party are Frankie Ciancio, of Pen Mar, 112-pound
class; Billy Speary, of Nanticoke, 118-pound titleholder; Orlando Spina,
of Seymour, 126-pond class; Fred Sammons, of Chester, 135-pound class;
Johnny Noce, of Crusaders, 147-pond class; Clem Rosso, of Passon A.A.,
160-pond class; Johnny Sartori, of Shenandoah, light-heavyweight class
and Joe Downey, Mattich, heavyweight class.
The two trainers in
the party are Frank Palermo, of Seymour and Art Thomas, of
Nanticoke. Newspapermen and an A.A.U. representative complete the
group, which is due in New Orleans tomorrow morning.
INQUIRER A.A. BOXER CLINCHES SUGAR BOWL
Billy Speary, right, easily defeated Nick
Guagliardo to clinch the victory of The Philadelphia Inquirer
A.A. boxing team over the Crescent City aggregation in the Sugar
Bowl event at New Orleans Friday Night. The Philadelphians won 5
New Orleans Tribune
Saturday, December 30, 1939
PAIR OF CHAMPS
Joe "Boo-Hoo" Boyd, left, above, Texas Aggies'
All-American tackle, is welcomed with a fighting pose by Bill Speary,
crack mittman of the Philadelphia boxing team, as they stopped off here
en route to Biloxi camp. Boyd was heavyweight champion of the
Southwest conference last year.