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1872- 1873. In Argentina and Uruguay

The beginning of a glory

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”

W.P. Kinsella

Coutalianos arrives in South America young and prosperous. After many adventures and challenges he becomes famous for his terrifying power. He accomplishes many feats and his name becomes a legend.

February 14, 1872

One of the oldest recordings of the program of Coutalianos’ performance. The athlete was then known under the name Antonio Panay. In the right column, the appearance of tiger from Bengal is advertised, during the performance at the Theater Cibils. One such tiger had been killed by Coutalianos in Uruguay.

October 26/28/29/30, 1873
Coutalianos (as Antonio Panay) in Nuevo Circo.
November 22, 1900. The Lowel Sun. This specific publication is interesting, because it specifies the dates that Coutalianos fought with the tiger and the bull. It also mentions the place where the fight with the tiger took place: Bel-union, South America “Garden Sewgi Gazali”.

Engravings depicting Coutalianos killing a tiger in the racecourse of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.
 The above sketch was published in the newspaper “Athletic Echo” (February 5, 1951), as a part of a tribute to the legendary athlete.
(Above) Two professors from Uruguay, Anibal Barrios Pinto and Washington Reyes Abadie, wrote a multi-volume work on the history of the neighborhoods of Montevideo. The content of this book is exhausted in 10 whole volumes and the expenses of the publication have been taken over by the Municipality of Montevideo. The first volume was published and sold out. One of its pages describes the installation and operation of the oldest circus in Montevideo. The circus was set up in the “Square Thirty-three” and the protagonist of this circus was none other than Coutalianos (..Luchador griego, Antonio Panay “el hombre de hierro”..), who was characterized by the locals as “the iron man”.
The first sold out volume of the book “Neighborhoods of Montevideo”
Copy of the adjacent sketch on a wooden board.
Coutalianos depicted by the painter Theofilos Chatzimichail. The popular painter used to make illustrations based on photos that fell into his hands.
The great Italian wrestler and weightlifter P. Raffetto, whom Coutalianos successfully faced several times.
Raffetto holds his cannon
Indicative map of Coutalianos movements during the period 1870-1871
Also 1871-1872
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