March 27, 1931 Boxing Match

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March 27, 1931 Boxing Match - LU SPONSORS Kid Allen, Conqueror Of Lon Bpwden,...
LU SPONSORS Kid Allen, Conqueror Of Lon Bpwden, Goes Ten Rounds With Toby IVIacIc; Goldie Gunn In Seml-Windup Tlie manly art of eelf defense, the cauliflower, industry, or the parade of the tin-ear gente. It Is up to you. But call It what you like It will be very much In,the epotllght tonight. Sponsoring a charity boxing show at Welcli, tli« American Legion at that place la providing the flret honest-to-goodnesa boxing show this EecMon hoA . known . since the mitt arljstfl were regular attractions at the old Elks opera house, in this city, several years ago. The proceeds will,go .to the unemployed of McDowell McDowell county. Headlining the program tonight fv-B."-"* •.wu.fe.i^i will be two of the np and coming j young mlddlewelghts of the South., Uolley "Kid" Allen, of Charleston, recent conqueror of the tough Lon- nle Bowden, goes on with Toby Mack, of Miami, Fla,, In the main so. This brawl will stretch over a period of ten rounds—or les«. Both ot these boys are tough hombre'a and when, they start swinging the leather their taps are not as love- ahle and 6we «t as those feather duster punches which many of the present;,day,ring gladiators employ. The boys will enter the ring on about even terms. Both are punchers and clever boxers. Although Mack hoa been In the pro- feseloual ring racket over a longer period tban Allen, both boj's are comparative youngsters, and both hayo their pugUstlc careers ahead of th^hi: The fact that they are both speedily climbing toward a spot in the limelight, and are ambitious and wUllfig to work,,ls a true indlca- ilon ..that they \viU be in there tonight tonight .BOing tor .the downs. There will b^ .no stailing or spring dancing, dancing, with these two chaps as the opposing'principals. ' Au> Impressire Itecord . Mack has 'fought ninety fighte in ilie professional ring. In exactly thirty of these skirmishes the Miami boy hoB emerged victorious via the knockout route. The occasions when he dropped the nod were few and far between. Allen lias engaged In thlrty-sls scraps a«. a-profeseional mitt ellnger and the Charleeton leather pusher liafe stopped his opponent twelve times with that dynamic right hand that l3 going to prove certain poison fo? any number of ambitious young cauliflower gents/ His last fight; staged with Bowden, as the eemif wUidup to the VaUe Okun-.Tohnny noberta match the other day^ in Cfiarlestou. ended with the capltol; cl^y lad winning the verdict by a margin as wide as the • Mississippi rl^er. This win Shoved Allen up th* ladder more than a few steps, as Bowden haa been touted as one of Iho most promising 'j'oung •middleweights •middleweights in the business. Trior to the Allen-Mack selto.'the fa^flock. which jWill.-throng intp^the jiatlonal guard armory at Welch, will gQt lots of entertainment. The first number on the program will be the free-for-all scrap between Negro boys from ea:ch district In McDowell county.-The other preliminary will be a scrap betweto Gdldle Gunn, remembered as one of the most colorful battlers to show at the old Elks opera house, and Young Montgomery, Montgomery, of Lynch, Ky. Both are colored light heavyweightB, They will go four rounds. :

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 27 Mar 1931, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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