The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin, page 2. Monday, April 17, 1939.
Ready to Win Crown
By JACK CUDDY
Dr. Tesla, father of modern methods of generation and distribution of electrical enery (sic), says Adamick is now ready to return to the ring again and "he is certain to become the next heavyweight champion of the world."
It seemed that the young "Midland Mauler's" career was ended definitely when he suffered brain concussion and partial paralysis resulting from a beating by Roscoe Toles at Detroit on Sept. 28.
The bout was stopped in the second round after Adamick had been floored four times. Adamick was unconscious for 11 hours. At first physicians feared that his injuries might prove fatal. He was hospitaled (sic) for about six weeks.
Tesla, who devised the rotating magnetic field and set motors going throughout the world, has become the Michigan farm boy's advisor and inspiration. Tesla, who made millions of dollars through his hundreds of patents in the electrical and mechanical industries, has a warm interest in Jimmy because both are of Jugoslav extraction. Nikola is 83 years old, but remarkably chipper physically and mentally for his age. Adamick is 24.
"Adamick is one of the finest specimens of young manhood I've ever seen. He is perfectly proportioned for a great fighter. His arms are just the right length for powerful punching. Roscoe Toles' are too long. I have calculated by formula that Adamick's punching performance is 32 per cent more ewwicient (sic) than that of Toles, and his general fighting performance is 100 per cent more efficient.
Some intimates of Dr. Tesla believe that he is assisting Adamick financially, but the old man gave no indication that such is the case. Most of his wealth is gone--expended in costly laboratory experiments. But he is still comfortably situated.
"As soon as I have recovered sufficiently from my accident, I intend going to Michigan and watch Adamick train," he concluded. "I'll do anything within my power to help him in his comeback--to help him win the championship, which he is certain to do."