I became interested in boxing and wrestling about 1945. I used to cut the war maps out of the paper and paste them in scrapbooks. I was also cutting out pictures of world champion boxer Joe Louis and his opponents around this time.
When the war ended the radio broadcasts of the wrestling resumed, after being highly successful in the pre-war years. I started making scrapbooks of wrestlers and boxers as the papers of the day always had a picture of the visiting wrestlers. In those days a wrestling contest was written up in its entirety and every hold and counter hold was written in the following days paper.