Bill Speary Sweeps Again
That's what it looks like. The boys got up,
though, in this frantic 118-pound brawl with Philadelphia's Bill
Speary going on to cop the decision over Peter Beaton, Westchester.
Bill's on bottom of this mix up.
Bill Speary, Nanticoke boy, won his third
straight Golden Gloves title in Madison Square Garden last week when
he swept through four matches in the 118-pound class. In the
semi-finals he decisioned Peter Beaton of Trenton, N. J., and then
flattened Peter's brother, Johnny, in the final for his fourth
knockout of the tourney.
Eddie O'Leary, Pringle boy who represented the
Philadelphia area in the 126-pound division, won his first fight by
knockout in the third round, copped the decision in his second fight
and lost a close verdict to Mario Centi, the featherweight from
Passaic, N. J. It was termed the biggest upset and the margin
victory was so minute that many felt the decision could just as
fairly have been handed to O'Leary.