Speary Wins Over O'Leary
Work in Last Four Rounds Earns Nanticoke Boy Easy
WILKES-BARRE, PA. July 16. (AP) -- For four rounds
Billy Speary, of Nanticoke, and Eddie O'Leary of Pringle, both of whom
were undefeated since leaving the amateur ranks, put on a great show but
the latter developed a pain in his left side early in the fifth round
and Speary made a rout of it the rest of the way to win an easy decision
Up until the fifth O'Leary had won two rounds and
gained a draw in another. But Eddie was helpless in the fifth and could
hardly lift his arms. As a result, Speary backed him into the corner on
several occasions and belted him with everything but the ring posts.
There were no knockdowns and neither boy suffered a cut.
It was the 14th straight victory for Speary and
O'Leary's initial defeat in seven matches.
In the semi-final Sergeant Johnny Snyder, 180,
Newtown, knocked out Ralph Coslosky, 185, Pringle, with a hard right to
the stomach in 1:47 of the first round.
Joe Kiddish, 141, Freeland, finished fast to gain the nod over Joe
Dinofrio, 141, Hazleton. Mal Lewis, 174, Nanticoke, was out in front all
the way in gaining the decision over Johnny Gall, 132, Freeland. Lew
Murphy, 134, Scranton, dropped a decision to Patsy Gall, 136, Freeland.