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 - U.; of Hans Schmidt Takes On Poffo Wednesday...
U.; of Hans Schmidt Takes On Poffo Wednesday Hans Schmidt-- wlio has pnrlayed brute strength nnd a mean disposition disposition into one of the most successful careers in wrestling-- shows Benton Harbor fans Wednesday the form that made him United States champion. champion. Schmidt will match holds and temper with Angelo Poffo-- another grappler who doesn't win many por- i »a!ity prizes-- for the best two out t n r c e f a l l s ln the niain event of Is Promoter Kex Sheeley's four-bout card. The semifinal should be nearly tt PI )clllin S «s eight-foot giant Paul the ^h^iid?*TM,,! InJ^n V^imh^n^n' ^^ "f i Jw en If \7rS Sny( , cr of the v - cha ' m ° i p i o n s h i p belt. Snycler In turn had triumph won the title from Vcrn Gngne. Now flint's Schmidt's champion champion he's even more despised by fellow w o r k m a n and wes- tllng clients. They all want to see him lose the crown, but for the jiast several months lie's held sit as tenaciously as Lou Thesz guarded (lie world's championship a feu- years itfro. Schmidt weighs 240 pounds nnd his principal weapons are a pair of sledgehammer arms that have sent more than -10 rivals to hospitals for varying periods of recuperation. Schmidt's appearance Wednesday HANS SCHMIDT 21; , be hls first flt ( h e A r m o r y in Despite his public enemy ] reputation, he's proved a popular the drawing card here. In other bouts Wednesday, Bill Melby lakes on Jack Wilson and Lou Eisenhart meets Jack Brown in the opener at 8:30. No, Carolina, Kansas Still 1-2 In Poll

Clipped from The News-Palladium, 29 Jan 1957, Tue,  Page

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