By Athol Oakley
The tale of Athol Oakley, one of many maximum wrestlers of our time, and the bloody global of wrestling within the early 1900s. Athol labored himself up from a 5 stone youngster to a fifteen stone global wrestling champion, combating in millions of bouts worldwide.
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The tale of Athol Oakley, one of many maximum wrestlers of our time, and the bloody global of wrestling within the early 1900s. Athol labored himself up from a 5 stone youngster to a fifteen stone global wrestling champion, battling in hundreds of thousands of bouts around the globe.
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David had slain Goliath. That is what fight crowds all over the world go mad to see and have done since time immemorial. Men were shouting ‘Well done, little guy—guess you got what it takes’, and ‘The King will sure be proud of you’. But the King was not proud of me. He never knew, because the British press suppressed all reference to the fight. 58 Blue Blood On The Mat 7. A Limey’s Progress Through the States The following morning, bruised all over and with two black eyes, I awoke to find Alfred standing beside the bed holding a huge bundle of papers.
I looked at Pfeiffer, who was around five foot eight and a hundred and twenty pounds. ‘Pleased to find someone smaller than myself,’ I replied: ‘Okay, Jack, and could I be told which of these giants is Mr. ’ He said: ‘You’ll find out. You’re not on till after the main bout anyway. ’ When he returned to the dressing room Pfeiffer said: ‘Now listen to me, Cap, we all admire you for coming all this way from little old England to do battle with our big boys. We have decided to give you a break. You’re up against Casey Berger, Texas Champ.
Bothner, ex-lightweight champion wrestler of the world, was then around ninety and wrestling daily to keep fit. The gym was full of fighting celebrities, and amongst those I met was Jack Johnson, the greatest of all heavyweight boxers, now aged seventy. No boxer there could land a glove on him. He offered five Blue Blood On The Mat 45 dollars to anyone who could punch him on the nose. No one succeeded. That was the class of fighter in those days. Compared with Johnson (and I have seen them all) modern boxers are amateurs.
Blue Blood on the Mat by Athol Oakley