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 - Blanchard Inked For Del Rio Bout Frank Brown,...
Blanchard Inked For Del Rio Bout Frank Brown, president of Wreslethon, Inc., San Antonio, announced today that "Jolting Joe" Blanchard, former Kansas State NCAA heavyweight champion, will replace Cyclone Sota on the July 22 wrestling card to be held at Del Rio's 4-H Club Show Bam. 'Brown explained that Sota, who was slated to meet Big Big Orton in the semifinal match, was injured in a bout the other night and came down with a kidney infection. "Sota may or may not be O.K. by the Del Rio date, so I am replacing him with Jolting Joe Blanchard. Joe is seen quite often on our TV program and has been in pro wrestling about 14 years. He has headlined programs all over the North American continent and I'm sure the Del Rio fans will get their money's worth of action from him." : .Blanchard, 6-2, 245 pounds, was a great professional football player for Darrell Royal when the current University of Texas coach was directing a team in the Canadian League. Area fans will recall Blanchard readily as the TV commentator on many of the Wrestlethon's wrestling programs. Brown also disclosed that Johnny Valentine, who will meet Texas heavyweight champion Mil Mascaras here on July 22, has 20 years of pro experience and is anxious to regain his title he lost to the Mexican idol. Valentine, a 6-2, 245 pounder is in the midst of his most successful period having topped the $100,000 mark in earnings for the year. Valentine has a world-wide reputation as a ring toughie from San Antonio to Japa'n and from Australia to South Africa, according to Brown, who also predicts a real "grudge" match when Valentine squares off against Mil Mascaras in Del Rio. The Del Rio event is for Wednesday, at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are to be offered from 12 noon, date of the matches, at the 4-H Club Barn. LIONS NOW MAIL ORDER Lions Ticket All Reserved

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  1. Del Rio News Herald,
  2. 17 Jul 1970, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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