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.





Email to:  william -at-

Sorry, but due to the large volume of junk email we have had to take the email links out.  Please copy the address line above, paste it in to your email & change the -at- to @