Thesz Wrestles Marshall Tonight

Rocky Mountain News – September 12, 1938
By Abe Pollock

A 23-year-old Hungarian, Louis Thesz, who has twice thrown Everette Marshall, La Junta’s former heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, will attempt to break the Coloradan’s winning streak in the local ring when the two square off at Mammoth Gardens tonight in the top match on Joe Mohana’s inaugural mat card.

Thesz dethroned Marshall last winter in St. Louis, then repeated against the big blond melon magnate a month later. Thesz lost his title to Steve (Crusher) Casey soon after he thumped Marshall for a second time.

The match will be a three-fall affair.

Lee Wykoff will meet John Grandovich in the semi-windup bout, which is scheduled for one fall.

In the prelims, Pat McClary tangles with Dorv Roche and Ray Eckert faces Tommy Marvin.

The first bout starts at 8:15 o’clock.

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