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Steve Yohe
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SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA 1937

Shreveport, LA: Monday, January 4, 1937
(Municipal Auditorium, att. 3,000) … Leo “Daniel Boone” Savage beat Pat McCleary (2-0) (first fall by dq) … Walter Podolak beat Frank Brown (2-1) … Andy Moen drew Jose Chickos (of Mexico) (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley … Promoter: Julius Sigel

Shreveport, LA: Monday, January 11, 1937
(Auditorium) … Walter Podolak beat Otto Kuss (utc) … Jim Henry beat Marvin Westenberg (utc) … Cardiff Giant beat Pat McCleary (7:00) … Referee: Billy Riley … NOTE: Kuss was injured early in his bout when he misjudged the ropes and falling against them, hurting his neck.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, January 18, 1937
(Auditorium) … Walter Podolak beat Jim “Goon” Henry (2-1) … Marvin Westenberg beat George Wagner (2-0) … Otto Kuss beat Andy Chickos (12:00) … NOTE: The results called George Wagner as George Brown.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, January 25, 1937
(Auditorium) … Walter Podolak beat Otto Kuss (2-1) … Marvin Westenberg beat Dan O’Connor (2-1) … Ellis Bashara bear Ernest Kelly (22:00)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, February 1, 1937
(Auditorium) … Walter Podolak beat Marvin Westenberg (2-1) … Jim Henry beat Ellis Bashara … Dan O’Connor drew George Damascus (30:00) (sub for Ernest Kelly)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, February 8, 1937
(Auditorium) … Walter Podolak beat Sol Slagle (2-1) … Dan O’Connor beat Dr. Karl Sarpolis (2-0, dq) … Doug Wycoff drew Frank Brown (30:00)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, February 15, 1937
(Auditorium) … (World Heavyweight Title) Everette Marshall* beat Walter Podolak (2-0) … Jim Henry beat Ellis Bashara (2-1, dq) … Paul Shikat beat Doug Wycoff (11:00) … Referee: Billy Riley … NOTE: Leo “Daniel Boone” Savage was at the show.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, February 22, 1937
(Auditorium) … Jim “Goon” Henry beat Ellis Bashara (2-1) … Referee: Hank Metheny … Jim Clinstock beat Sol Slagle (2-1) … Otto Kuss drew Hank Metheny (30:00)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, March 1, 1937
(Auditorium) … Leo “Daniel Boone” Savage beat Jim Henry (2-1, dq) … Ellis Bashara beat Walter Podolak (2-1) … Ray Eckert drew George Damascus (30:00) … Referees: Billy Riley and Hank Metheny (spelled Metheney here)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, March 8, 1937
(Auditorium) … ($250 Side Bet) Jim Henry beat Ellis Bashara (2-1) … Jim Clinstock beat Hank Metheny (2-0) … Abe Rothberg beat Louis Bacigalupi … NOTE: Bashara have to give Henry a wheelbarrow ride from the head of Texas street to the Red river bridge 10a.m. Tuesday morning.

Arcadia, LA: Thursday, March 11, 1937
Don Rainey (of San Antonio, TX) vs Buck Lawson … Bulldog Mallory vs Ernie Arthur … James “Red” Taylor (of Arcadia) vs Jimmie Farnell (of Magnolia, AR)
Shreveport, LA: Monday, March 15, 1937
(Auditorium) … Jim Henry beat Jim Clinstock (2-1) … Ellis Bashara beat Abe Rothberg (who quit and walked back to his dressing room after 7 minutes) … Doug Wycoff beat Karl Davis (dq) … Referee: Billy Riley … Promoter: Julius Sigel

Shreveport, LA: Monday, March 22, 1937
(Auditorium) … Ali Baba beat Ellis Bashara (2-0) … Karl Davis beat Jim Clinstock (1-0, utc) … Jim Henry drew Otto Kuss (30:00)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, March 29, 1937
(Auditorium) … Karl Davis beat Jim Henry (1-1, utc) … Doug Wycoff beat Ellis Bashara (2-1) … Walter Podolak beat Roy Ackers (of Kansas) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, April 5, 1937
(Auditorium) … Karl Davis beat Doug Wycoff (2-1) … Otto Kuss (sub for Jim Henry) beat Ellis Bashara (2-0) … Walter Podolak beat Farmer Burns … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, April 12, 1937
(Auditorium) … Karl Davis beat Jim Henry (2-1) … Otto Kuss drew Angelo Cistoldi (60:00, 1-1) … Jim Clinstock beat Walter Podolak

Shreveport, LA: Monday, April 19, 1937
(Auditorium) … Karl Davis beat Otto Kuss (2-0) … Roland Kirchmeyer (sub for Angelo Cistoldi) beat Jim Henry (2-1) … Tommy O’Toole drew John Grandovich (30:00) (sub for Roland Kirchmeyer) … NOTE: Cistoldi was said to be suffering from boils.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, April 26, 1937
(Auditorium) … Karl Davis beat Roland Kirchmeyer (1-1, utc) … Chief Little Beaver beat Jim Henry (2-0) (first fall by dq) … Tommy O’Toole drew Doug Wycoff (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 3, 1937
(Auditorium) … Angelo Cistoldi beat Karl Davis (2-0) (first fall by dq) … Chief Little Beaver beat Doug Wycoff (2-1) … Roland Kirchmeyer drew Tom Mahoney (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley … NOTE: It was mentioned that Chief Little Beaver was now recognized as world champion in Texas because of the Leo Savage run out last Friday.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 10, 1937
(Auditorium) … Chief Little Beaver drew Karl Davis (1-1, both cor) … Ellis Bashara beat Angelo Cistoldi (2-1, dq) … Roland Kirchmeyer beat Tommy O’Toole … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 17, 1937
(Auditorium) … (World Title) Everette Marshall* beat Karl Davis (1-0, utc) … Chief Little Beaver drew Angelo Cistoldi (60:00, 1-1) … Red Menace (335 pounds) beat Roland Kirchmeyer (17:00) … NOTE: In the Little Beaver-Cistoldi match each wrestler on a disqualification fall.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 24, 1937
(Auditorium) … Karl Davis beat Angelo Cistoldi (2-1) … Chief Little Beaver beat Babe Zaharias (2-1) … Jim Clinstock drew Doug Wycoff (30:00)


Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 31, 1937
(Auditorium) … Chief Little Beaver beat Karl Davis (2-1) … Lou Plummer beat Angelo Cistoldi (2-1) … Schnicki “Killer” Shikuma drew Ellis Bashara (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley … Promoter: Julius Sigel

Shreveport, LA: Monday, June 7, 1937
(Auditorium) … Chief Little Beaver beat Lou Plummer (2-0, cor) … Killer Shikuma beat Ellis Bashara (2-0) … Alabama Bill Lee beat Jim Clinstock (12:00) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, June 14, 1937
(Auditorium) … Killer Shikuma beat Chief Little Beaver (2-1, dq) … Alabama Bill Lee beat Dr. Karl Sarpolis (2-0) … Frank Sexton beat Frank Brown … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, June 21, 1937
(Auditorium) … (World HW Title) Everette Marshall* beat Chief Little Beaver (2-1, cor) … Frank Sexton beat George “KO” Koverly (2-0) (first fall by dq) … Alabama Bill Lee drew Killer Shikuma (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley … NOTE: Originally Karl Davis was to face the champion. However he was having eye trouble and Little Beaver replaced him earlier. There was much ballyhoo about the Chief taking little pay for his chance at the title.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, June 28, 1937
(Auditorium) … Chief Little Beaver beat Killer Shikuma (2-1) … Alabama Bill Lee beat George “KO” Koverly (2-1, dq) … Frank Sexton drew Al Maynard (30:00) … Referee: Billy Lee

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 5, 1937
(Auditorium) … Chief Little Beaver beat George “KO” Koverly (2-0) … Alabama Bill Lee beat Al Maynard (2-1, cor) … (Jiu-Jitsu Match) Killer Shikuma beat Ellis Bashara (12:00) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 12, 1937
(Auditorium) … Bill Lee beat Karl Davis (2-0, dq) … Frank Sexton beat Chief Little Beaver (2-1, dq) … Al Maynard beat Lou Plummer (12:00) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 19, 1937
(Auditorium) … Bill Lee beat Chief Little Beaver (2-1) … Karl Davis beat Tommy O’Toole (2-1, cor) (sub for George Koverly) … Gorilla Macias beat Jim Clinstock (7:00) … Referee: Al Maynard … NOTE: The semi-final had a different ending. With the referee laying outside the ring, O’Toole had Davis pinned for over 5 seconds. One of the time-keepers pounded the bell, to signal O’Toole victor. Tommy retreated to the dressing room. When the dazed referee returned, he saw only Davis in the ring and counted to twenty for the missing wrestler.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 26, 1937
(Auditorium) … Tommy O’Toole beat Karl Davis (2-0) … Bill Lee beat Frank Sexton (0-1, utc) … Gorilla Macias beat Al Maynard (8:00) … NOTE: Bill Lee won his match without winning a fall. Sexton suffered a cut over his left eye before winning the first fall. After looking at the cut during the rest period, the match was stopped.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 2, 1937
(Auditorium) … Bill Lee beat Gorilla Macias (2-1) … Frank Sexton drew Tommy O’Toole (60:00, 1-1) … Rudy Strongberg drew Doug Wycoff (30:00) … Promoter: Julius Sigel

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 9, 1937
(Auditorium) … Frank Sexton beat Bill Lee (2-1) … Tommy O’Toole beat Doug Wycoff (2-1) … Rudy Strongberg beat Gorilla Macias (7:00)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 16, 1937
(Auditorium) … Marvin Westenberg beat Tommy O’Toole (2-0) … Rudy Strongberg beat Sailor Al Billings (2-0, dq) … Louis Thesz drew Frank Sexton (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 23, 1937
(Auditorium, att. 4,500) … Marvin Westenberg beat Frank Sexton (2-1) … (Ladies World Title) Clara Mortensen* beat Gretchen Williams (15:00) … Louis Thesz drew Sailor Al Billings (30:00) … Roland Meeker beat Al Maynard (dq) … Referee: Billy Riley … NOTES: This was said to be the largest crowd in local history … Roland Meeker was billed as a former Shreveport policeman … Thesz weighted 205 pounds

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 30, 1937
(Auditorium) … Marvin Westenberg beat Jim “Goon” Henry (2-1) … Louis Thesz drew Karl Davis (60:00, 1-1) … Roland Meeker beat Al Billings … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, September 6, 1937
(Auditorium, att. 5,000) … (Ladies World Title) Clara Mortensen* beat Gretchen Williams (2-1) … Marvin Westenberg beat Chief Little Beaver (2-1) … Roland Meeker beat Leo Mortensen … Louis Thesz beat Bill Lewis

Shreveport, LA: Friday, September 10, 1937
(Auditorium) … Marvin Westenberg beat George Mansor (2-1) … (Ladies World Title) Clara Mortensen* beat Estelle Gomez (2-0) … (Handicap, Man vs Woman) Charles Johnson FTT Gretchen Williams (10:00) … Paul Jones drew Frank Brown (30:00) … Killer Shikuma drew Ray Villmer (as Ray Delman) (30:00) … NOTE: This show was held Friday as Clara Mortensen was booked elsewhere Monday … In the handicap affair Charles Johnson had to win 2 falls, but failed even once.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, September 13, 1937
(Auditorium) … Otto Kuss beat Chief Little Beaver (2-1) … Louis Thesz beat Marvin Westenberg (2-1, dq) … Roland Meeker drew Frank Brown (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, September 20, 1937
(Auditorium) … Marvin Westenberg beat Otto Kuss (2-1) … Jim Henry vs Chief Little Beaver (1-0, nc, both cor) … Paul Jones beat Sailor Al Billings … Referee: Billy Riley … NOTE: Henry won the first fall of his match with Little Beaver. The match ended when both grapplers were counted out in the second fall.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, September 27, 1937
(Auditorium, att. 3,000) … (5 Man Boxing-Wrestling Royal) (final-5 round boxing) Chief Little Beaver beat Karl Davis (dec-5 rounds) … eliminated in order wearing boxing gloves were Marvin Westenberg, Jim Henry, and Marshall Blackstock … (Ladies World Title) Clara Mortensen* beat Gretchen Williams (2-1) … Roland Meeker beat Ray Villmer (as Louis Villmer) (1-0, utc)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, October 4, 1937
(Auditorium) … Juan Humberto beat Marvin Westenberg (2-1) … Hardy Kruskamp beat Angelo Cistoldi (2-0) … Roland Meeker beat Marshall Blackstock

Shreveport, LA; Monday, October 11, 1937
(Auditorium) … Hardy Kruskamp beat Chief Little Beaver (2-1) … Juan Humberto beat Roland Meeker (60:00, 1-0) … Pete Schuh beat George Mansor (20:00) (sub for Jim Wright)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, October 18, 1937
(Auditorium) … Ed Don George beat Hardy Kruskamp (1-1, utc) … Jim Wright drew Juan Humberto (60:00, 1-1) … Roland Meeker drew Pete Schuh (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, October 25, 1937
(Auditorium) … Ed Don George beat Juan Humberto (2-1, dq) … Hardy Kruskamp beat Jim Wright (2-1) … Marshall Blackstock beat Jim Henry … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, November 1, 1937
(Auditorium) … Juan Humberto beat Hardy Kruskamp (2-1, cor) … Jim Wright beat Otto Kuss (2-0) … Earl Wampler drew Roland Meeker (30:00) (sub for Marshall Blackstock) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, November 8, 1937
(Auditorium) … Hardy Kruskamp beat Juan Humberto (2-0) (first fall by dq) … Roland Meeker beat Jim Wright (2-1, dq) … George “Red” Ryan beat Earl Wampler … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, November 15, 1937
(Auditorium) … Jim Wright vs Dutch Hefner … Roland Meeker vs Juan Humberto … Red Ryan vs Eli Fischer … (canceled at 8:00 p.m. due to heavy rain in which Julius Sigel thought would cut deep into attendance)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, November 22, 1937
(Auditorium) … Juan Humberto beat Dutch Hefner (1-0, utc) … Pete Baltram beat Jim Wright (2-1) … Red Ryan drew Eli Fischer (30:00) … Referee: Billy Riley

Shreveport, LA: Monday, November 29, 1937
(Auditorium) … Juan Humberto beat Hardy Kruskamp (2-1) … Pete Baltram beat Rudy Kay (2-0) (first fall by dq) … Eli Fischer beat George Ligosky (12:00) … Referee: Dr. Karl Sarpolis … (last card of the year)

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SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA 1928

Shreveport, LA: Monday, January 9, 1928
(Coliseum, Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Jack Washburn (2-1) … Eddie Chance drew Jack Holt (30:00) … (Boxing) Bobby Nance beat Roy Hart (ko-3) … Referee: Charles Hawkins … Promoter: Julius Sigel

Shreveport, LA: Monday, January 16, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Joe Malcewicz beat Jack Washburn (2-0, dq) … (Boxing) (Welterweights) Bobby Clayton beat Bobby Nance (dec-6) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, January 23, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Joe Malcewicz beat Jack Washburn (2-1) … (Boxing) Johnny Buffkin beat Bobby Nance (dec-4) … Wrestling Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, January 30, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Howard Cantonwine beat Nick Velcoff (2-1) … Bob Allen beat Hans Bauer (2-0) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, February 6, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Howard Cantonwine beat Nick Velcoff (2-1) … (Boxing) Bobby Nance beat Johnny Buffkin (dec-4) … (Boxing) Kid Babbitt beat Roy Hart (ko-2) … Referee: Charles Hawkins … NOTE: Originally Rudy Dusek was to meet Cantonwine and Velcoff in a handicap match. However on Saturday he had to return home as his mother was very sick. This was the last card of the month. Julius Sigel returned to his hometown of Houston for a weekend. He said that he was trying to line-up top talent for future shows and the heavyweights were in much demand.

Monroe, LA: Monday, February 20, 1928
(Salt Water Pavilion) … Rudy Dusek vs Jack Washburn … Promoter: Billy Avery

Shreveport, LA: Thursday, March 8, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … (World Heavyweight Title) Ed “Strangler” Lewis* beat Rudy Dusek (2-0) … Eddie Chance drew Eddie Glover (of Alexandria, LA) (30:00) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Thursday, March 29, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … (Non Title-Headlock Barred) Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Rudy Dusek (2-0) … Eddie Chance (168 of Cedar Grove, LA) beat Jack Holt (of Shreveport) (4:20) … (Boxing) Bobby Nance beat Lawrence “Kid” Baggett (dec-4) … Referee: Ted Tonnemann

Shreveport, LA: Monday, April 16, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Toots Mondt beat Rudy Dusek (2-1) … (Boxing) (Middleweights) Johnny Wilson (of Minton, LA) drew Jack McDonald (of Shreveport) (dec-4) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, April 30, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Scotty McDougal beat Toots Mondt (1-0, utc) … Eddie Chance beat Wesley Wetzel (186 of Comanche, TX)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 7, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Scotty McDougal beat Ned McGuire (1-0, utc) … Toots Mondt drew Hassan Ojile (30:00) … Eddie Chance drew Wesley Wetzel (30:00) … Referee: Charles Hawkins
Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 14, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Scotty McDougal beat Toots Mondt (1-0, utc) … Joe Zickman beat Ned McGuire (2-0) … (Boxing) (Lightweights) Johnny Buffkin drew Bob Clayton (4 rounds)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 21, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Scotty McDougal beat Joe Zickman (2-0) … Toots Mondt beat Joe Stangel (192 of Iowa) (30:00) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, May 28, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Paul Jones beat Scotty McDougal (2-1) … Rudy Dusek beat Hassan Ojile (40:00) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, June 4, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Paul Jones beat Wallace Dugid (2-0) … Toots Mondt beat Scotty McDougal (2-0) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, June 11, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Paul Jones beat Bob Allen (2-0) … (Handicap) Toots Mondt FTT Joe Banaski (twice in 60:00, 0-0) … Referee: Charles Hawkins … NOTE: Banaski was misspelled Benaski by the paper. His name has been butchered by many papers.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, June 18, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Paul Jones beat Toots Mondt (2-0) … (Handicap) Ned McGuire FTT Joe Banaski (once in 45:00) … Referee: Charles Hawkins … (last card of the month)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 2, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Joe Banaski beat Joe Stangle (2-1) … Paul Jones beat Leon Labriola (1-1, utc) … Referee: Charles Hawkins … NOTE: A coin toss decided the Banaski bout to be last. Banaski was misspelled Bonaski this week.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 9, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Joe Banaski (2-1) … Pete Sauer drew Mike Romano (60:00) … Referee: Charles Hawkins … NOTE: Because of the heat Sauer, the real name of Ray Steele, only wanted a one-fall match. Romano did also.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 16, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Toots Mondt (1-0, utc) … Mike Romano beat Joe Banaski (35:00) … Eddie Chance beat Kid McDonald (of Logansport, LA) (15:00, utc)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 23, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Henry Milo Steinborn (2-1) … Leon Labriola beat Sylvia Ramella (2-0) … (Boxing) Black Shorty drew Boston Yellow (4 rounds) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, July 30, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Leon Labriola (2-1) … Paul Jones beat Farmer Ray Reynolds (of Nebraska) (2-1) … Referee: Eddie Chance

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 6, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Milo Steinborn beat Tony DeVechi (200 of Providence, RI) (2-0) … Pete Sauer beat Leon Labriola (1-0, utc) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 13, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Henry Milo Steinborn (2-1) … Toots Mondt beat Ivan Michaloff (190 pounds) (2-0) … (Boxing) Johnny Buffkin drew Leo Baggett (4 rounds) … Referees: Charles Hawkins and Sam Flanagan (Boxing match)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 20, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Toots Mondt beat Milo Steinborn (1-0, utc) … Jim Clinstock beat Bob Allen (22:00) … (Light-heavyweights) Eddie Chance drew Curtis McInnis(30:00) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, August 27, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds, Att. 1,200) … Rudy Dusek beat George Hills (1-1, dq) … Joe Banaski beat Victor Muhl (2-1) … (Boxing) Leo Baggett beat Bobby Nance (dec-4) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, September 3, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat George Hills (2-1) … Toots Mondt drew Abe Kaplan (60:00)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, September 10, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Toots Mondt beat Abe Kaplan (2-0) … Jack Sherry beat Joe Banaski (1-0, utc)

Shreveport, LA: Monday, September 17, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Jack Washburn (2-1) … Jack Sherry beat Leon Labriola (2-0) … NOTE: Labriola was often misspelled Labriolo.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, September 24, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Paul Jones beat George Hills (2-1) … Jack Sherry beat Handsome Jack Washburn (2-1) … NOTE: Hills was billed as being trained by Fred Beell. George was usually known as Hill here.

N. LEVI WILL AGAIN SERVE AS ATHLETIC CHIEF

N. Levi who has served as deputy commissioner of the Shreveport district from the Louisiana boxing and wrestling commission for eight years starts on his third term of office at once, having just been reappointed. Levi is the oldest deputy commissioner in the state in the point of service and in his reappointment was highly complimented for the services rendered.
He has worked hard to keep athletics going in Shreveport. He was instrumental in bringing Frank Foster to Shreveport as promoter when the local club was dark and also conducted negotiations with Julius Sigel that brought Sigel here from Houston as successor to Foster.—The Shreveport Times—September 27, 1928

Shreveport, LA: Monday, October 1, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Paul Jones beat Charles Gus Sonnenberg (2-1, cor) … Jack Sherry beat Young Gotch (aka Charles Hughes) (2-1) … NOTE: Marshall Blackstock was the phony Gus Sonnenberg here mentioned in the book “Fall Guys.” His manager here was called C. J. Stevens, of Boston.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, October 8, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Paul Jones beat Ivan Boroff (230 of Russia) (2-0) … Rudy Dusek* drew Jack Sherry (60:00, 1-1) … NOTE: Dusek was billed as a junior heavyweight title claimant and the title was at stake.

Shreveport, LA: Wednesday, October 17, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Paul Jones beat Charles Gus Sonnenberg (2-1) … Rudy Dusek beat Young Gotch (aka Charles Hughes) (2-1) … NOTE: The date was changed to Wednesday so that Jones and the phony Gus Sonnenberg, aka Marshall Blackstock, would be in top shape.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, November 12, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek* beat Paul Jones (2-1) … Jack Sherry beat Red Range (2-0) … Referee: Charles Hawkins … NOTE: The Dusek/Jones bout was advertised for the world junior heavyweight title and the southern heavyweight title.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, November 19, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek* beat Jack Sherry (2-1) … John Freberg beat Young Gotch (aka Charles Hughes) (2-0) … NOTE: Dusek again defended his claim to the world junior heavyweight title.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, November 26, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Stanley Pinto (as Stanley Pinta) (1-1, utc) … John Freberg beat Joe Hackenschmidt (2-0) … Referee: Sam Flanagan

Shreveport, LA: Monday, December 3, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Toots Mondt beat Stanley Pinto (as Pinta) (2-1) … John Freberg drew Rudy Dusek (60:00, 1-0) … Referee: Sam Flanagan … NOTE: The agreement for the Dusek/Freberg bout was that if the contestants were still in action at the close of 60 minutes the official decision was a draw. Freberg won the only fall in 50 minutes.

Shreveport, LA: Monday, December 10, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek drew John Freberg (2:00:00, 1-1) … Stanley Stasiak beat Toots Mondt (29:00) … Referee: Charles Hawkins

Shreveport, LA: Monday, December 17, 1928
(Coliseum Fair Grounds) … Rudy Dusek beat Stanley Pinto (as Pinta) (2-0) … John Freberg beat Big Bill Beth (2-0) … (last card of the year) … NOTE: $200 was raised for the Genevieve Orphanage Christmas fund.

NOTE: We again find Marshall Blackstock working as Charles Gus Sonnenberg in Shreveport. He wrestled Rudy Dusk in Alexandria, Louisiana on October 24. The phony Sonnenberg also appeared in Houston 3 times during 1928.

Don Luce research from the Shreveport Times

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