Jim Browning vs. Joe Savoldi Original Wrestling Photo Yankee Stadium 1933

$40.00

On offer is an original press photograph featuring Wrestling Champion Jim Browning in action against Notre Dame’s “Jumpin” Joe Savoldi. It is in excellent condition and measures 8 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches. Very clean, no creases. sharp corners, solid edges. Retains the original paper caption and stamps verso. Great image from Yankee Stadium NYC.   Jim Browning scored a victory over Savoldi in New York’s Yankee Stadium on June 12, 1933, in front of 6,000 spectators.

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June 12, 1933 in New York City, NY
Yankee Stadium drawing 6,000

  • on June 12, 1933 at Yankee Stadium.  Browning was going to tackle the rising star, Joe Savoldi, who only two months earlier got a sneaky win over Londos in Chicago, in a benefit for the Free Milk Fund.  A mammoth turnout was expected, but when bad weather crossed the ball field, and rain toppled to the mat, the 6-7,000 fans in attendance scurried for cover.  The disappointed promoter, Curley, watched
    as Browning lifted Savoldi’s title after 1-hour, 58-minutes of grappling, taking the bout by decision.  The audience booed when Browning was named the winner, thinking that the two men were evenly matched – and it should have been a draw.
  1. George Zaharias beat Joe DeVito.
  2. Hans Kampfer beat Dick Raines.
  3. Fred Grunmeier beat Frank Judson.
  4. Ray Steele beat Bill Komar.
  5. Benny Ginsburg beat Sid Westrich (20:00) via decision.
  6. Stanley Sokolis beta Cy Williams.
  7. Paul Boesch beat Steve Znoski (10:05).
  8. NYSAC World Champ Jim Browning beat Joe Savoldi (1 hour 58 minutes) via decision.