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01/02/1953 - Jamaica, NY - Jamaica Arena
Primo Carnera vs Lord Carlton

01/03/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Charles Morgan vs Tony Cosenza
Greg Jarques vs Jim Austeri
Raphael Halpern vs Hardy Kruskamp
Primo Carnera vs Abe Kashey

01/05/1953 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden [III] (11,693; $36,589.10)
Pedro Escobar (20min limit draw) Jack Steele
Raphael Halpern (4:47) Kola Kwariani
Whipper Watson (7:36) Lenny Montana
Lu Kim (1:42) Hardy Kruskamp
Primo Carnera (5:18) Bobby Nelson
Gene Stanlee & Steve Stanlee (2-1) Rudy Kay & Al Williams
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lou Thesz* (21:46 DQ) Antonino Rocca

01/13/1953 - New York, NY - St. Nicholas Arena
Primo Carnera vs Chuck (Ben) Morgan
Pedro Escobar vs Hardy Kruskamp
Don (Jesus) Ortega vs Jack Dillon
Jack Carter vs Jack Steele
Joe Swenick vs Tiger Joe Marsh

01/15/1953 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden [III]
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lou Thesz* def Antonino Rocca

01/16/1953 - Newark, NJ
Primo Carnera def Len Montana

01/17/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Antonino Rocca vs Lu Kim
Nell Stewart vs Ida May
Tony Martinelli vs Golden Terror
Greg Jarque vs Jack Dillon
Roland Meeker vs Farmer Mack

01/24/1953 - White Plains, NY - Westchester County Center
Antonino Rocca vs Tony Martinelli

01/24/1953 - Teaneck, NJ
Pat O'Connor def Hans Schmidt

02/07/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Lord Carlton vs Lu Kim
Raphael Halpern vs Dave Jones
Clyde Steeves vs Mighty Ursus
Al Kashey vs Pedro Escobar
Terry Foster vs Farmer Mack

02/13/1953 - Jamaica, NY
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lou Thesz* def Ilio DiPaolo

02/14/1953 - Brooklyn, NY
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lou Thesz* def Ray Thunder (Stern)

02/17/1953 - New York, NY
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lou Thesz* def Lu Kim

02/28/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Antonino Rocca vs Lu Kim
Tony Martinelli vs Mighty Ursus
Clyde Steeves vs Zebra Kid
Stan Kowalski vs Roland Meeker
Jack Witzig vs Chuck Taylor

03/03/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Great Togo vs Roland Meeker
Lu Kim vs Chuck Morgan
Canadian Angel vs Mighty Ursus
Clyde Steeves vs Tony Martinelli
Jack Witzig vs Joe Marsh

03/14/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Mighty Ursus (9:46) Mighty Goliath
Dick Holbrook (13:17) Jack Witzig
Chris Averoff (18:42) Stan Kowalski
Robert Tezman (28:48 DQ) Joe Marsh
Al Kashey (30min limt draw) Clyde Steeves

03/21/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Women's World Title: Mildred Burke* (13:10) Cora Combs
Mighty Ursus (8:12) Lu Kim
Dick Holbrook (16:46) Clyde Steeves
Chuck Morgan (15:48) Robert Tezman
Chris Averoff (27:22) Greg Jarque

03/24/1953 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden [III] (9,300; $29,553)
Clyde Steeves (15:14 pin) Jack Rush
Dick Shikat (8:08 DQ) Len Montana
Vic Holbrook (13:13 pin) Chuck Morgan
Raphael Halpern (7:47 pin) Joe Marsh
Lu Kim (14:27) Adrien Baillargeon
Buddy Rogers (8:31 pin) Johnny Valentine
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lou Thesz* (curfew draw) Antonino Rocca
plus five other bouts

03/28/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Dick Holbrook vs Mighty Ursus
Hassen Bey vs Jack Steele
Johnny Melas & Wally Dern vs Robert Tezman & Soldier Barry
Ernie Natalie vs Joe Swenick

04/03/1953 - Newark, NJ
New Jersey Tag Team Title*: Golden Terror & Zebra Kid (Len Montana) def Joe Tangaro & Guy Brunetti

04/04/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Dick Holbrook vs Golden Terror
Gene Stanlee vs Lu Kim
Chris Averof vs Tony Martinelli
Clyde Steeves vs Tinker Todd
Jack Steele vs Johnny Heidman

04/18/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Vic Holbrook vs Golden Terror
Raphael Halpern vs Chris Averof
Jack Steele vs George Babich
Mike Lane vs Tony Milano
Johnny Heidman vs Robert Tezman

04/22/1953 - Waterbury, CT - Brass City Sports Center
Antonino Rocca vs Gene Stanlee
plus three other bouts

04/25/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Pee Wee James & Sky Low Low vs Fuzzy Cupid & Vic Gonzalez

05/02/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Antonino Rocca vs Lu Kim
Mr. Moto vs Clyde Steeves
Vic Holbrook vs Chuck Morgan
Jack Dillon & Zebra Kid vs Carlos Freeman & Mike Lane

05/05/1953 - Brooklyn, NY - Eastern Parkway Arena
Antonino Rocca vs Gene Stanlee

05/09/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Mr. Moto vs Golden Terror
Vic Holbrook vs Zebra Kid
Mighty Ursus vs Jack Dillon
Clyde Steeves vs Chuck Morgan
Tinker Todd vs Canadian Angel

05/16/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Mr. Moto vs Golden Terror
Clyde Steeves & Mike Paidousis vs Canadian Angel & Jack Dillon
Zebra Kid vs Mighty Ursus
Adrien Baillargeon vs Chuck Morgan

10/17/1953 - Trenton, NJ - Arena
Gene Stanlee & Tony Martinelli vs Golden Terror & Mighty Ursus

10/27/1953 Charley Johnston - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden [III] (15,581; $51,265.50)
Frank Milano def Clyde Steeves
Bob Orton def Tony Martinelli
Ray Thunder (pin) Jack Dillon
Ray Gunkel def Vincent Lopez
Ralph Halpern (8:35) Bibber McCoy
Killer Kowalski (16:28 pin) Gene Stanlee (sub Antonino Rocca)
Verne Gagne (13:30 pin) Mighty Atlas

11/02/1953 Ted Bayly - Kingston, NY - Municipal Auditorium (2,000)
??? (30min limit draw) ???
Don Evans def Jack Malone
Bill Melby & Bill Darnell def Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe

11/07/1953 - New York, NY
Verne Gagne vs Mighty Ursus

11/26/1953 Charley Johnston - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden [III] (7,522; $26,701)
Ray Tunder def Bibber McCoy
Frank Milano (12:39) Red Ryan
Baron Gattoni (5:16) Jack Steele
Pat O'Connor (9:05) Angelo Savoldi
Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe (NC) Billy Darnell & Bill Melby
Verne Gagne (2-1 DQ) Killer Kowalski

12/14/1953 Charley Johnston - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden [III] (11,651; $35,469.70)
Whipper Watson vs Claude Stevens
Len Montana vs Matt Murphy
Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe vs Billy Darnell & Bill Melby
Verne Gagne def Antonino Rocca
plus three other bouts

 

Researches by J Michael Kenyon, Tim Hornbaker, Hisaharu Tanabe
including the information from the newspaper ads provided by Doug McLeer


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