Wrestlers Meet Monday To Settle Long Mat Dispute

Wichita Eagle – June 19, 1938

In a bout under complete supervision of the Kansas athletic commission, Everett Marshall, La Junta, Colo., will meet Lee Wyckoff, Osborne, Kan., to settle the title dispute in a finish affair, best two out of three falls, modified rules, Monday night at Lawrence Stadium.

The participants, who have met several times during the past season without the issue having been settled, are each predicting a victory and the outcome will mean that the winner will be recognized by the Kansas athletic commission as the official heavyweight champion.

As a matter of fact it was the state athletic body that was instrumental in bringing the pair together in a finish bout.

Both wrestlers worked out before the public at different hours Saturday night at Sandy Beach.

Marshall said he felt certain that he could beat Wyckoff without the time handicap and said he planned to do it with the airplane spin.

Wyckoff in his workouts has been relying much on the headlock, which he hopes to use to beat Marshall.

Maxwell Bauman, manager of Wyckoff, arrived here yesterday afternoon in advance of the title match and predicted a decisive Wyckoff victory.

Seating arrangements have been completed at Lawrence Stadium, according to N.B. Stauffer, in charge of the ticket sale. There will be about 5,000 unreserved seats on sale at the minimum price, he said.

The rest of the card:

Louis Thesz, St. Louis, former world’s heavyweight champion, vs. Al Getz, Milwaukee, Wis.; Pat McCleary, New York City, vs. Firpo Wilcox, Bixby, Okla.; Dutch Wyman, Topeka, Kan., vs Harry Kent, Portland, Ore.

Opening bout will be at 8:30 p.m.

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