Speary to Fight
Boy To Box For Big Time Promoter
NATIONAL BANTAM CHAMPION GETS AN OFFER FOR PRELIMINARY BATTLE AT
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Speary, of Nanticoke, Golden Glove and National bantamweight champ of
three years, according to his manager Art Thomas, will make his debut at
Madison Square Garden next month.
An offer of Speary to show
his fistic ability in a 6-round preliminary battle has been extended by
"Mike" Jacobs, 20th Century promoter, who has carded the
Louis-Paycheck heavyweight title bout for Friday night.
who became a pro a few months ago has won three bouts at Scranton, two
by quick knockouts and a third bout by a six round decision. In
all of these contests, Speary was scouted by Jacobs' agent who made a
favorable report, declaring that the Nanticoke boxer is one of the
classiest boys developed in recent years.
Speary evidently was
recommended to Jacobs by "Jimmy" Powers, New York sports
columnist, who has watched him in all his Golden Gloves battles.
Powers now thinks that Speary is ready to drive through the pro ranks
and climb to the top-notch rung on the ladder.
Ring critics who
have watched Speary say he is championship class. He boxes on the
same style as ex-state champion Billy Soose and for a little
fellow he packs dynamite in his gloves. Few amateurs and only one
pro fighter has been able to keep off the floor when they squared off
with the Nanticoke boy.
Speary makes his debut to Wyoming Valley fans on
Friday night against Leroy Ponzi, a rugged Hazleton boy, who recently
put up a sensational bout here against Neil Miller. Ponzi is the
type of fighter who will extend Speary and give the fans an opportunity
to see the former amateur champ show his speed and fine punching
ability. Nanticoke fans, led by Attorney Ray Livingston and county
Commissioner Stanley Janowski will occupy a block of seats at the
ringside to root for their hometown fistic idol.