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Washington DC: February 4, 1924: (Central Coliseum) ... Jim Londos vs Gene Muzzeni

Sheboygan WI: February 5, 1924: (Eagles Hall) ... Mattie Matsuda vs Henry Stoeff ... NOTE: Matsuda said to have recently defeated Dutch Mantel, the Kansas middleweight star, at El Paso TX, taking two of three falls

Washington DC: February 7, 1924: (Central Coliseum) ... Marin Plestina vs John Freberg ... Promoter: Antone Pappas ... NOTE: Plestina offers Freberg $1,000 if he can obtain a fall.

Sheboygan WI: February 1924: Guy Hanson (of Oshkosh WI) beat Henry Stoeff

FANS CENSURE LEWIS FOR ACTS IN MAT GO (Chicago Tribune, Thursday, February 28, 1924) Heavyweight wrestling champion Ed Lewis, who will defend his title against Elmer Saunders of Ashland, Wis., at the Star and Garter tomorrow night, was severely censured in local sports circles yesterday for unsportsmanlike methods in his match with Stanislaus Zbyszko at the stockyards last Tuesday night. It was the general opinion that a championship carries with it a certain amount of dignity, and that Lewis' actions in heeling Zbyszko in the third and deciding fall were not becoming (of) a champion.

It appears that Lewis is not taking kindly to the razzing he received at the yards show, and wants to call off tomorrow night's bout with Sanders. Manager Art Moeller of the west side theater asserted he has the champion under contract, and if he does not appear a suit for heavy damages will be filed.

It leaked out yesterday that Stanislaus Zbyszko and his manager, Jack Herman, have broken relations. They have been together for nearly fifteen years and under Herman's guidance, Zbyszko won the world's heavyweight title and made a small fortune. Neither would state the reason for the break, but it is understood Zbyszko's defeat by Hans Steinke in a one-fall match had something to do with it.

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