By Al Ringler
NEW YORK, MARCH 21… the tide of the amateur fistic Empire swept
westward tonight as Chicago continued its long reign over the pick of
the East in inter-city competition.
The Eastern team, after winning the first four bouts on the program of
16, suffered a sharp reversal of form and lost 9 to 7 as 19,388 persons
Four Inquirer A. A. Champions, a component part of the Eastern squad,
did well, battling .500 for the evening.
Billy Speary and Johnny Aiello carried Philadelphia district colors to
victory. Speary, Nanticoke, Pa., flyweight, won as he pleased over Kenny
Lottman, highly rated Chicago athlete, and Aiello, Inquirer AA
bantamweight kingpin, scored over Frank Kainrath.
SARAULLO, GALLOTTO LOSE
Tony Saraullo, featherweight, and Vince Gallotto, welterweights
with a losing Philadelphian. Saraullo was shaded by Eddie Dempsey, and
Gallotto battled to Marvin Liddell.
Johnny Forte, another Philadelphia flyweight, did not see action, losing
his alternate position on the team to Bobby Carroll.
Speary and Bobby Carroll, Trenton, accounted for open and alternate
points in the flyweight division to start the Eastern drive.
Speary was much superior to Lottman. The little up- Stater drop the
Chicagoan in the first round with a left hook for a nine count and went
on to win from that point with a southpaw barrage. He was by far the
outstanding fighter on the card.
How They Finished in Golden
112-pound--William Speary, Philadelphia Inquirer AA, defeated
Kenny Lottman, Chicago
118-pound--John Aiello, Philadelphia Inquirer AAA, defeated Frank
126-pound--Eddie Dempsey, Chicago defeated Tony Saraullo,
Philadelphia Inquirer AA
135-pound--Steve Kukol, New York defeated John Benna, Chicago
147-pound--James O'Malley, Chicago defeated Phil Shea, New York
160-pound--William Addison, New York, won from Joe Beena, Chicago
175-pound--Linto Guerrieri, Chicago defeated Gus Alexander, New
heavyweight--Curtis Sheppard, New York defeated Dan Merritt, New