SCRANTON, PA., Feb 7 (AP) -
Always trying, Burke might have conquered a less formidable
adversary. But Jannazzo, waging a beautifully paced bout had enough
to stay out front throughout an interesting presentation.
Billy Speary, 125, Nanticoke, thrice National A.A.U. champion, and
winner of 183 amateur bouts, made his pro debut in style as Tony Hayes,
121, Trenton, succumbed after two minutes and 23 seconds of the second
round of their scheduled six-rounder.
The loser was on the flat of his back, and down for the fourth time,
when Referee Jack Walton picked him up to automatically signal the
finish. Hayes' first trip was in the opener for 8, and the rest,
including a second seven intermission just before the finish.
SPEARY MAKES SHORT WORK OF OPENING PRO CAREER
Billy Speary wasn't fooling when he made his ring debut
at the Scranton Armory last night. He started from the first bell to
show Tony Hayes of Trenton, that he had sufficient background to enter the
pro ranks in a big way.
Scoring two knock-downs in the
opening round, Speary was all over Hayes in the second and towards the end
of the round, Referee Jack Walton helped Hayes up, from flat on his back
after the fourth knock-down and signaled the fight was over.
the main event, Izzy Jannazza took a close decision from Jackie Burke, who
pleased the large gallery with his willingness to keep trying. Three
preliminaries put the fans on edge for the two big fights.