New York World-Telegram, December 8, 1931
The epidemic of injuries which has been hovering over the out-of-town wrestling mats for several months hit New York with a vengeance last night as 15,000 watched a main eventer pull up incapacitated in the bouts at Madison Square Garden. George Calza was forced to retire in his assault upon Jim Londos' heavyweight title after 44 minutes and 51 seconds, when a Japanese toe hold temporarily paralyzed his left leg.
John Maxos, 205, of Greece, and Sandor Szabo, 204, of Hungary, wrestled actively to a draw in the opening twenty-minute match.
Tiny Roebuck, 245, a Haskell Indian, flattened Ivan Vernyhora, 210, of Russia, with a crotch-lift and half-Nelson in 6:52.
Renato Gardini, 205, of Italy, and Rudy Dusek, 218, of Nebraska, put on a twenty-minute rough house which was called a draw and drew boos from the crowd.
Ray Steele, 218, of California, toyed with Richard Stahl, 205, of Germany, and eventually threw him with a series of headlocks and body holds in 10:51 of a scheduled thirty-minute match. It was an unequal and uninteresting exhibition.
Jim McMillen, 215, of Chicago, returned to the mat after two months' absence and joined with Matros Kirilenko, 214, of Russia, in 20 minutes of kicking, slapping and butting. It was called a draw.
Sam Stein, 200, of New York, and Herbie Freeman, 218, Bronx, wrestled thirty minutes to a draw.