Davis and Speary Will Weigh In Under 133 for Their Bout Tonight

Little Fellows Collide in Long Awaited Feature Clash at Fair Grounds Arena

Billy Speary of Nanticoke and Billy Davis of Minersville will weigh in at 3 o'clock this afternoon, daylight saving time, at the Allentown Fair Grounds, for their battle in the Fair Grounds arena tonight. Dr R A Dengler, representing the state Athletic Commission, will officiate.

The contract calls for the men to weigh less than 133 pounds at that hour. Speary is expected to tip the beam at somewhere between 126 and 128. Davis, according to information from his training camp, will weigh not over 132 and may be down to 131.

The men will enter the ring at 10 o'clock for their eight round contest. Four six-round bouts will precede the main event, as follow: Fatsy Gall, Freeland vs. Young Armstrong, Philadelphia, lightweights; Rocky Luciano, Harrisburg vs. Frank Bluis, Pottsville, and Joe Donofrio, Freeland, vs. Al Maitz, Limeport, welterweights: Art Rettberg, Batesville, N. J., vs. George Costciao, Harrisburg, heavyweights.

Ticket Information

Ringside and reserved grandstand tickets will remain on sale at the downtown stations only until 4 o'clock this afternoon. The stations are the Witwer and Jones store, Colonial barber shop and Bucky Boyle's. At the Ritz Barbecue on the Fair Grounds, they can be purchased up to 6 o'clock.

The main ticket office on the Fair Grounds opens at 6 o'clock, the gates at 7 and the first bout goes on at 8:45 o'clock daylight saving time.

Patrons, who have ordered tickets but have not lifted them by 4 o'clock this afternoon, are urged to do so before 8 o'clock this evening at the Fair Grounds in order to avoid congestion at the box office there.

The bout is the outstanding contest since professional boxing was revived here and indications are it will attract the greatest crowd in the history of boxing in the Lehigh Valley.





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