Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, March 1, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Jack Clayburne and Leo Numa drew (90:00) (1-1) (Numa won the first fall in 56:
35, Clayburne won the second in 10:45) … John Katan b. Jim Wallis (6:27) … Manuel Cortez and
Rebel Bob Russell drew (20:00) … Jack Reeder b. Tiger Tasker (DQ) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser)
… (5,500 fans)

Boston, Massachuestts:  Wednesday, March 8, 1944
(Boston Arena) … The Golden Terror and Bobby Managoff Jr. wrestled a draw when they were
both counted out (1-1) (The Terror won the first fall in 18:58, Managoff won the second in 6:43,
both were counted out on the mat in 7:10) … Rebel Bob Russell b. Jim Spencer (15:45) … Manuel
Cortez and George Linnehan drew (20:00) … John Katan b. Frank Judson (13:39) … (promoter:  
Paul Bowser) … (8,000 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, March 15, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Sandor Szabo b. Ed “Strangler” White (2-0) … Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy b.
Tiger Tasker (12:06) … Manuel Cortez and Jim Spencer drew … John Katan and Leo Numa drew
… (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (5,500 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, March 22, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Sandor Szabo b. Yvon Robert (2/3) (Szabo won the first fall in 14:57, Robert
won the second in 3:19, Szabo won the third in 5:36) … John Katan b. Arthus LaGrande (15:49)
… Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy and Les Ryan drew (20:00) … Rebel Bob Russell b. Farmer Mack
(13:36) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (6,500 fans)
Notes:  Robert remained World Champion in Boston.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, March 29, 1944
(Boston Garden) … Sandor Szabo b. The Golden Terror to capture the “Duration” World
Heavyweight Title (Szabo won the $10,000 diamond-studded belt) (2/3) (Szabo won the first fall in
13:12, Terror won the second in 10:43, Szabo won the third in 5:43) (Terror was unmasked to
reveal Leon Mahabolsky, 379 lbs., from Chattanooga, Tennessee) (special referee:  Tony
Galento) (The Terror was accompanied by Ed “Strangler” White) … Jack Clayburne and John
Katan drew (30:00) … Kemal Abdel Rahman (Regis Siki) b. Andy Meixner (7:57) … Leo Numa and
Rebel Bob Russell drew (20:00) … Yvon Robert b. Ed “Strangler” White (12:58) … (promoter:  
Paul Bowser) … (10,000 fans) … (gate:  $8,600)

Boston, Massachuestts:  Wednesday, April 5, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Maurice Tillet b. The Golden Terror (2/3 (Tillet won the first fall in 16:30, The
Terror won the second in 9:46, Tillet won the third in 9:45) … Jack Claybourne and Rebel Bob
Russell drew (30:00) … Manuel Cortez and Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy drew (20:00) … Kemal
Abdel Rahman b. Farmer Mack (7:50) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (6,200 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, April 12, 1944
(Boston Arena) … “Duration” World Heavyweight Champion Sandor Szabo b. John Katan (2/3)
(Szabo won the first fall in 22:47, Katan won the second in 5:01, Szabo won the third in 5:16) …
Leo Numa b. Ed “Strangler” White (18:09) … Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy and Tiger Tasker drew
(20:00) … Kemal Abdel Rahman and Les Ryan drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) …
(5,000 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, April 19, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Jack Clayburne b. Rebel Bob Russell (2/3) (Clayburne won the first fall in 13:
02, Russell won the second in 14:28, Clayburne won the third in 5:57) … John Katan and Marvin
Westenberg drew (30:00) … Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy and Ed “Strangler” White drew (20:00)
… Tiger Tasker b. Oscar Swanson (13:08) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (5,600 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, April 26, 1944
(Boston Arena) … “Duration” World Heavyweight Champion Sandor Szabo b. Jack Clayburne (2/3)
(Clayburne won the first fall in 15:06, Szabo won the second in 11:03 and third in 11:16) …
Manuel Cortez and George Linehan drew (30:00) … John Katan b. Kemal Abdel Rahman (11:41)
… Rebel Bob Russell b. Frank Judson (12:22) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (6,100 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, May 3, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Bobby Managoff Jr. b. Jack Clayburne (2/3) (Managoff won the first fall in 16:
52, Clayburne won the second in 9:29, Managoff won the third in 4:38) … Dr. John “Dropkick”
Murphy b. Ed “Strangler” White (13:05) … Manuel Cortez and Tiger Tasker drew (20:00) … Frank
Judson b. Jim Spencer (13:28) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (5,100 fans)

*On Tuesday, May 9, 1944, the Montreal Athletic Commission announced its recognition of
Sandor Szabo as World Heavyweight Champion.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, May 10, 1944
(Boston Arena) … “Duraton” World Heavyweight Champion Sandor Szabo b. John Katan (49:17)
(1-0) (Szabo won in 49:17 and Katan was unable to continue) … Marvin Jones b. Rebel Bob
Russell (23:33) … Leo Numa b. Bill Middlekauf (4:03) … Manuel Cortez and Kemal Abdel Rahman
drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (4,000 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, May 17, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Karl Davis b. The Angel with a single fall (13:19) (Angel suffered two broken
ribs and was unable to continue) … Jack Clayboune b. Kemal Abdel Rahman (14:39) … Marvin
Jones b. Jack Ross (14:44) … Frank Judson b. Jack Carter (16:32) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) …
(4,000 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, May 24, 1944
(Boston Arena) … “Duration” World Heavyweight Champion Sandor Szabo b. Karl Davis (2/3)
(Davis won the first fall in 18:14, Szabo won the second in 9:14 and third in 4:58) … George
Linehan and Jack Marshall drew (20:00) … Marvin Jones and Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy drew
(30:00) … Les Ryan b. Jack Ross (14:51) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, May 31, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Leo Numa vs. Maurice Tillet (Numa was a substitute for Karl Davis, who recently
suffered an injury in training) … Salvatore Balbo vs. Manuel Cortez … Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy
vs. Jack Ross … Art Grennon vs. Jim Spencer … (promoter:  Paul Bowser)




Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, October 4, 1944
(Boston Arena) … World Heavyweight Title Claimant Sandor Szabo b. Jack Clayburne (2/3)
(Clayburne suffered a back injury and was unable to continue for the third fall) … Nanjo Singh b.
Jack Marshall (6:09) … The Cardiff Giant b. Kemal Abdel Rahman (8:35) … Rebel Bob Russell b.
Ed Lottie (16:17) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (6,500 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Tuesday, October 10, 1944
(Mechanics Building) … Pat Schaeffer b. Charley Strack (2/3) (third fall by DQ) (Strack hit the
referee) … Sam Gardner b. Reg Stimson (2/3) … Bill Ruby b. Stanley Gaulick … Curley Lavoie b.
Alec Pappas … (promoter:  Al George)
Notes:  Garner was billed as a “former Villanova fullback.”  Stimson was billed as being from
Watertown and Pappas from Buffalo.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, October 11, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Patrick O’Connor b. Rebel Rob Russell (2-0) (first fall by DQ) … Milo Steinborn
b. Jim Spencer (8:48) … Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy and Manja Singh drew (20:00) … The Cardiff
Giant b. Les Ryan (14:06) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (referee:  Steve Passas) … (6,000 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Tuesday, October 17, 1944
(Mechanics Building) … Pat Schaeffer b. Paddy Mack (2-0) … Tony Gaudette b. Walter Mitchell
(21:34) … Al Staples b. Jack O’Brien (8:43) … Gus Johnson and Curley Lavoie drew …
(promoter:  Al George)
Notes:  Lavoie was billed as being from Montreal.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, October 18, 1944
(Boston Arena) … World Heavyweight Title Claimant Sandor Szabo b. The Cardiff Giant (2/3)
(Giant was counted out in the third fall) … Leo Numa and Zeus Wilcheski drew (30:00) … Milo
Steinborn b. Jim Wallis … Nanjo Singh b. Al Tucker … (promoter:  Paul Bowser)
Notes:  Milo Steinborn offered $100 in war bonds to any one in the crowd who could “duplicate his
strong arm feats with the bar-bells.” Jim Wallis was billed as a former Holy Cross football player.  
Zeus Wilcheski was billed as a former Boston College football star.  The Cardiff Giant weighed 342
pounds.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Tuesday, October 24, 1944
(Mechanics Building) … Pat Schaeffer vs. Charlie Strack (the newspaper reported that Strack
threw Schaeffer from the ring after 1:05:00 and that the latter was taken to a local hospital) (the
paper didn’t, however, say what the finish was, although Strack may have won by countout) … Joe
Dempsey and Al Staples drew (30:00) … Bill Walters b. Tony Gaudette (18:55) … Curley Lavoie
and Walter Mitchell drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Al George)
Notes:  Bill Walters was billed as being from Cleveland and a “former professional football player.”
Bill Rudy was from Portland, Maine and Al Staples was from Dedham.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, October 25, 1944
(Boston Arena) … World Heavyweight Title Claimant Yvon Robert b. Jack Clayburne (2/3) …
Freddie Meyer b. Dick Tracy (16:23) … Kay Bell b. Les Ryan (19:58) … Nanjo Singh b. Manuel
Cortez (25:01) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (5,000 fans)
Notes:  The Boston Globe reported that Yvon Robert was “recognized by the Canadian Wrestling
Commission” as the World Heavyweight Champion and that his title was “much contested.” Jack
Clayburne was billed as being from Roxbury.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Tuesday, October 31, 1944
(Mechanics Building) … Joe Dempsey vs. Paddy Mack … Stanley Decker vs. Gus Johnson … The
Golden Eagle vs. Bobby Marshall … Jack O’Brien vs. Alec Pappas … (promoter:  Al George)
Notes:  Jack O’Brien was billed as being from Jacksonville, Alec Pappas from Buffalo, and Golden
Eagle from Chicago.  Stanley Decker was from Philadelphia and Gus Johnson was hailing from
Lowell.  Paddy Mack was from Boston and “Young” Joe Dempsey was from Cleveland.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, November 1, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Nanjo Singh b. Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy (20:47) … Patrick O’Connor b.
Freddie Meyer (DQ) … Salvatore Balbo and Ted Germaine drew (30:00) … Ed “Strangler” White
and Zeus Wilcheski drew (30:00) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (4,500 fans)

*On November 1, 1944 in Montreal, Gino Garibaldi dethroned Yvon Robert for his Montreal claim
to the World Heavyweight Title.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Tuesday, November 7, 1944
(Mechanics Building) … Frenchy Amnolete vs. Charlie Strack … Battle Royal featuring Gus
Johnson, Jack Martin, Jack O’Brien, Reg Stimson … Tony Gaudette vs. Pat Schaeffer … Allen
Jacobsen vs. Bill Walters … (promoter:  Al George)
Notes:  It was said that election results would be given throughout the night.  Schaeffer was billed
as a “former Southern California football player.”

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, November 8, 1944
(Boston Arena) … World Heavyweight Title Claimant Sandor Szabo and Yvon Robert wrestled to a
double disqualification (1-1) (during the match, referee Jack Sharkey was knocked out) (both
wrestlers attacked the second referee, Steve Passas, who proceeded to disqualify them) … Les
Ryan and Tiger Tasker drew (20:00) … Fred Meyers b. Jim Wallis (14:00) … Kay Bell b. Ed
“Strangler” White (19:06) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (referees:  Steve Passas, Jack Sharkey)
… (5,500 fans)
Notes:  The Boston Globe stated that Yvon Robert was the “legitimate holder of the ‘duration’ mat
title,” having “gained that niche by depositing Sandor Szabo on the canvas at Montreal, last June
15.” The paper continued, “both come to the match voicing protested claims.  Robert says he is
better than ‘duration’ champion.  He claims the ‘frozen’ title of Steve Casey, now an honorable
Army dischargee.  Szabo still claims the ‘duration’ crown, despite the evidence arrayed against
him.” Robert, at this time, had no legitimate claim to any crown, having lost his title a week earlier.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Tuesday, November 14, 1944
(Mechanics Building) … Pat Schaeffer b. Charlie Strack (2/3) (Strack was a substitute for Jim
Londos) … Tony Gaudette b. The Masked Monster (DQ) (20:00) … Stanley Gaulick b. Gus
Johnson (DQ) (14:00) … Al Cardi and Alec Pappas drew (30:00) … Jack O’Brien b. Farmer
Cooper (19:04) … (promoter:  Al George) … (2,400 fans)
Notes:  The Boston Globe noted that it was “Londos’ first appearance in Boston in several years.  
Known as the man of 1000 holds, Londos has met and defeated at one time or another every
heavyweight champion of the last 20 years.” After he failed to show, the paper said that it was
“owing to the illness, or something else,” and that the audience was disappointed.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Thursday, November 16, 1944
(Boston Garden) … World Heavyweight Title Claimant Sandor Szabo b. Yvon Robert (2/3) (during
the third fall, referee Joe Louis halted the match when Robert suffered an injury to his left knee)
(the newspaper stated that Szabo not only “successfully defended his duration title,” and “gained
complete control of the title,” if there were any questions to who legitimately held the title in the
New England territory) … Marvin Jones and Rebel Bob Russell drew (20:00) … Dr. Fred Meyers b.
Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy (22:15) … Patrick O’Connor b. George Lennihan (15:12) … The
Cardiff Giant b. Ed “Strangler” White (5:38) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (referee:  Joe Louis) …
(7,000 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Tuesday, November 21, 1944
(Mechanics Building) … Curley Lavoie b. Tarzan Poligui (2-0) … Joe Dempsey b. Stanley Decker
(2/3) … The Masked Monster b. Gus Johnson, Al Staples and Joe Koski in the battle royal … Bob
Marshall and Phil Minechello drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Al George)
Notes:  Tarzan Poligui of Texas was billd as the “light heavyweight champion.” Joe Dempsey was
from Malden.

Boston, Massachusetts:  Thursday, November 23, 1944
(Boston Arena) … The Cardiff Giant vs. Maurice Tillet … Marvin Jones vs. Nanjo Singh … Babe
Sharkey vs. Al Tucker … Jack Marshall vs. Rebel Bob Russell … (promoter:  Paul Bowser)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, November 29, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Nanjo Singh b. Rebel Bob Russell (2/3) … Kay Bell and Leo Numa drew (30:00)
… Salvatore Balbo and Manuel Cortez drew (20:00) … Marvin Jones b. Jim Spencer (9:22) …
(promoter:  Paul Bowser)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Tuesday, December 5, 1944
(Mechanics Building) … Pat Schaeffer b. Bill Walters (2/3) (third fall by DQ) … Tony Gaudette b.
Tony Gus (26:00) … Curley Lavoie and Jack Martin drew (20:00) … Alec Pappas won a battle
royal over four wrestlers … (promoter:  Al George)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, December 6, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Nanjo Singh b. Marvin Jones (2-0) (referee stopped the match during the
second fall) (winner received a match with Sandor Szabo for the “duration” title) … Kay Bell b. Art
LeGrand (22:09) … Dr. “Dropkick” Murphy and Tiger Tasker drew (20:00) … Ed “Strangler” White
and Zeus Wilchewski drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (referee:  Steve Passes) …
(3,000 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, December 13, 1944
(Boston Arena) … “Duration” World Heavyweight Champion Sandor Szabo b. Nanjo Singh (2/3)
(third fall by DQ) … Kay Bell and The Cardiff Giant drew (30:00) … Dr. Fred Meyers b. Jack
Carter … Marvin Westenberg and Zeus Wilcheski drew … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (referee:  
Steve Passas) … (3,500 fans)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, December 20, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Kay Bell vs. The Cardiff Giant … Ed “Strangler” White vs. Zeus Wilcheski …
Salvatore Balbo vs. Dr. Freddie Meyer … Jack LaRue vs. Jim Wallis … (promoter:  Paul Bowser)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Wednesday, December 27, 1944
(Boston Arena) … Kay Bell b. Dr. Freddie Meyer (2-0) … Nanjo Singh b. Zeus Wilcheski (20:54)
(Wilcheski was unable to continue) … Les Ryan b. Jack LaRue (16:14) … George Lennihan and
Leo Numa drew (30:00) … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (3,000 fans)
Note:  Meyer was billed as a dentist from Chicago.

Research by Tim Hornbaker
July 21, 2007
Boston Wrestling Results - 1944