4000 Fans See Featherweight Champ of Coal Region
Defeat Minersville Kayo Puncher
Allentown, Pa., July 30-Billy Speary of Nanticoke, Golden gloves
and world's amateur featherweight champion, who has 18 victories as a
pro, demonstrated his ability before 4000 fans here last night by out
pointing Billy Davis of Minersville in eight-round wind up battle.
In Speary, weighing 125, spotted Davis 3 1/2 pounds and handed him
the worst beating of his career. There were no knock downs, but Speary
won six of the eight rounds and twice during the battle he had Davis
reeling all over the ring and on the verge of a knockout.
Davis rated as a hard puncher was unable to keep Speary at day.
The Golden Glover traded punch for punch in almost every round the when
he came to backing up, Davis was always the first to retreat. Davis
entered the ring as the favorite. Only recently the Minersville boy
kayoed George Yuhas, of Pottsville, who had scored a clean cut knockout
over Burton, a highly regarded Wilkes-Barre welterweights.
Patsy Gall, Freeland, 138, won a six-round decision over Young
Armstrong, Philadelphia, 136; Phillip Johnson, Bayonne, New Jersey, won
a three, knocked out George Castilak, Harrisburg, 226, in the fifth
round; Rocky Luciano, Harrisburg, 146, won a 6 round decision over
Frankie Bluis, Pottsville, 147, and Joe Donofrio, Minersville, 142,
stopped Al Maitz, Limeport, 142, in the fourth round.