Golden Gloves Champ Deserves Same Recognition Commission Gave Soose
Brown VS. O'Leary
Joey Archibald, of Providence, R.I., former world's featherweight champion will give the popular Billy Speary, of Nanticoke his hardest real test when they clash in a 10 round battle, which features the Dewey-Moran boxing program carded for the Westmoor Armory on Tuesday night, October 1.
Archibald who hopes to regain the championship is drawing down a big guarantee
to show his wares against Speary, and Art Thomas, manager of the Golden Gloves champ has asked the State Boxing Commission to name Speary the No. 1 challenger for the title, if he beats Archibald.
Several weeks ago the State Solons meeting in Pittsburgh named Billy Soose, ex-Penn State middleweight top challenger to fight Ken Overlin. Soose was given this recognition because he outpointed both Overlin and Tony Zale. Thomas points out
that Speary as a featherweight, including Golden Glove and other bouts has a better record than Soose.
To Draw record Crowd
Dewey's All Star show will draw a record crowd, one of the largest since Tommy Loughran defended his light-heavyweight chances
some years ago against Pete Latzo.
In addition to the wind-up there will be 24 other rounds of boxing, which includes four 6-round bouts, one of them featuring the comeback appearance of Eddie
O'Leary of Pringle against Al Brown, the sensational colored featherweight who some weeks ago put up a thrilling bout against Speary. The other six rounders bring together Johnny Forte, of Philadelphia and Paul Jackson, of Reading, Tony Sarullo, of Philadelphia and Billy Davis, of Pottsville and
Willie Roach, of Wilmington, Del,. against Frankie Flynn of Williamsport.
Signing Joey Archibald to fight our own Billy Speary at the
Kingston Armory on October 1 was a master stroke on the part of Al Dewey
- It'll not only be a great bout but gives Speary an excellent chance to
win national recognition in the featherweight division - Archibald is
one of the most dangerous battlers in the ring game and if Speary
emerges victorious over the former title holder the Nanticoke mittster
will become one of the top title contenders - The entire program is
crammed with action fighters and the officials, no matter what verdicts
are rendered, will come in for plenty of abuse from the spectators -
Eddie O'Leary of Pringle gets a severe test from Al Brown of
Philadelphia in the 6-round semi-windup.