European Heavyweight Title 1948

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European Heavyweight Title 1948

Post by Ronald » 2015/02/15 Sun 1:14 pm

Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion - 29.01.1948

Management: Armand Crausaz /
Verband Schweizerischer Berufsringer
(VSB; Fédération francaise de Lutte FFL)

- Freestyle; audience: between 4000 and 5000

Paul Berger def. Casi (Italy)
Petroff (Bulgaria) def. (DQ) Manuel Saludes (Italy)
Herland (France) def. Jean Jourlin

Yvar „Jan“ Martinson (c) def. Herbert Audersch
- Match for the European Heavyweight Title

> The newspapers wrote Martinson defeated European Champion Henri Deglane on 05.01.1948 in Paris. Gottfried Grüneisen challenged him for a Title-Match. Martinson defeated Grüneisen on 18.02.1948 at the Hallenstadion.

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Re: European Heavyweight Title 1948

Post by Hisaharu Tanabe » 2015/02/24 Tue 3:48 pm

Looks like there were different versions of the European Heavyweight Title even before the 1950s...?

I guess I'll have to do more research and clean my list up a bit.

It was usually difficult for me to find the info on European wrestling history, but thanks to people like you, the contents on my website are getting more accurate.

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