M: Mitchell - Mohammed
Wrestling Heritage A - Z
A bearded Sikh described as a Herclean Indian the gigantic barefooted wrestler Fazal Mohammed claimed to weigh 22 stones and stand 6’3” tall when he arrived on the British scene in 1937. Even allowing for the excesses of promoters’ imaginations he was clearly a powerful man who was matched against top 1930s heavyweights Bert Mansfield, Dave Armstrong, Karl Pojello and World Champion Jack Sherry in a championship match at Nottingham in October, 1937. He was nicknamed “The Flower,” but we found little to warrant this name for a man with a tendency to toss referees across the ring. On his arrival in Britain he challenged Karl Pojello, who had recently defeated his brother, Daula Singh. In one report Fazal entered the ring and attacked Pojello, who was about to wrestle Henri Irslinger, and having pinned Pojello to the mat it took half a dozen officials several minutes to remove him.
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26/10/2019: Addition of Fazal Mohammed