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New York Daily News, 3-16-1938
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The New York Golden Gloves Team
 taking a night off from it's training to meet Chicago's boxers, sees the Amerks beat Chicago in Hockey at the Garden last night.

New York Golden Glove team works out at Stillman's Gym
YOO-HOO! Waves and waves of Golden Glovers. They''re our Easterners and they'll wave - but hard! - at those Western wallopers
3-21-38 New York Daily News
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Lottman of Chicago goes down for the count by Billy Speary.......112 lb. class.



West Whips East before 19,388 Fans in New York Bouts

Sensational Victories by Inquirer Champions Fail to Save Eastern Squad in Inter-City Competition

Speary outstanding fighter on card.

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Kenny Lottman Is Dropped for Seven Count In First-Round Then Offers Little Opposition

New York, March 21 (AP)--Bill Speary, hard-hitting Nanticoke, Pa., flyweight, pounded out of decision over Kenny Lottman of Chicago to win the first inter-city championship bout as Chicago and New York Golden Gloves champions and their alternates met at Madison Square Garden before a capacity crowd.

Speary, the defending champion was ahead all the way. He dropped Lottman in the first for a seven count with a left hook and hit him at will in the last two rounds with both hands.

Speary's victory gave New York a sweep in the 112-pound bouts. Bobby Carroll, from Camp Dix, easily outpointed Walter Cavaliere, of Chicago in the alternate bout.


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Flat on the mat, but not out cold...It's Kenny Lottman of Chicago, taking a count of nine in the first round of his bout with William Speary, of New York.  Kenny was up for more but Speary took the 112-lb. decision.



Speary a Bantamweight

Nanticoke's pride of the amateur boxing ring, "Mighty Atom" Bill Speary will forsake the flyweight division from now on and battle for the bantamweight class crown in all future bouts!

Speary, twice winner of the Chicago vs. New York Golden gloves flyweight class title, New York Golden gloves, state and national A.A.U. crowns, is maturing bodily, and making the weight limit of 112 pounds is proving a little hard for the lad. Trainer Art Thomas, who has directed the sensational little scrapper to the great heights he has attained, will now groom the lad for the 118 pound titular battle when the April tourney of the national A.A.U. opens.





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