September 10, 1940

Busy Fighter

Since turning professional Billy Speary, Nanticoke boxer and former National A.A.U. Amateur Champion, has certainly been collecting the shekels. It is less than year ago that "Billy" decided to join the ranks of wage earning boxers and in this period of time has packed away some 15 or 16 bouts. A good drawing card, seldom failing to jam the house, and working on a guarantee with a privilege of a percentage of the gross gate receipts, Mr. Speary has reaped a neat harvest. This column has been informed that in all his professional bouts to date he is exercised the privilege of taking the percentage on the gate which was in excess of his guarantee. Speary is in smart hands. Managers and handlers who know their business and who it appears have been carefully nursing their protégé along. This becomes quite evident by Speary's bookings. A fight in Allentown last night and billed to go again tonight in Wilmington DE.


September 11, 1940

Having won the eight round feature bout at Allentown on Monday night... Billy Speary clicked for another win last night at Wilmington, DE.... scoring a six-round decision victory over Joe Amico, of Philadelphia... In the bout, Speary, weighing in at 123 pounds, spotted his opponent 7 pounds...


Speary Wins at Wilmington

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, September 10-(AP)--Bill Speary, 123, Nanticoke, Pa., scored a six-round decision victory over Joe Amico, 130, Philadelphia, in the feature of the boxing card here tonight.

In other bouts Billy Davis, 136, Minersville, won on a technical knockout over Joe Perry, 140, Philadelphia, in 1.50 of the fifth; Willie Roach, 128˝, Wilmington, won on a technical knockout over Billy Thorton, 129, Philadelphia, in 47 seconds of the third; Frankie Donato, 120, Philadelphia, won on a technical knockout over Danny Russell, 124, Philadelphia, in 2.58 of the second, and Benny Silicato, 140˝, Wilmington, won a four round decision over Steve Baran, 140˝, Wilmington.





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