By Athol Oakley

ISBN-10: 1423758943

ISBN-13: 9781423758945

ISBN-10: 1873475616

ISBN-13: 9781873475614

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 teen to a fifteen stone global wrestling champion, struggling with in hundreds of thousands of bouts world wide.

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Like all American champions he put all he had into those first ten minutes. Afterwards he said to Sherman he never could understand how I survived the first ten-minute round. But I did. Irslinger however put colossal efforts in the second and, in the third, pinned me flat to the bloodspattered canvas. Zbyszko held up his hand. Henri, scowling at the ear-splitting boos of the partisan crowd, walked to his corner and was swathed in towels. ), came out for the fourth ten-minute round and tried something I had never seen before: an ankle lock plus grapevine.

Don’t count on that, Cap,’ replied Curley. ‘These guys can make rings round the kind of heavyweight fighter you have over in England. Now the Lithuanian champion, Karl Pojello, is about your height, but he is heavier. I aim to put you under him so that you can learn our new style. It is different to your European Catch. ’ I stood my ground. 40 Blue Blood On The Mat Eugene Sandow, under whose instruction the author had his first training session as a wrestler. ‘I am prepared to meet anyone. ’ Garsh chuckled.

It is shocking bad publicity for a brave people. It makes a laughing-stock of us everywhere. ’ ‘Okay, okay, Cap, we know all that. ’ To which I replied: ’Jack, for seven years I spent four hours a day building myself up for this. ’ ‘I’ll go along some of the way with that, Cap,’ said Curley, ‘but not all the way. ‘What about Jackie (Kid) Berg for one? ’ ‘Kid Berg,’ I replied. ‘Driscoll, Wilde, Relwyskow and Fitzsimmons. ’ Blue Blood On The Mat 41 ‘Well, you may be right, boy, but first let me tell you a story.

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