Strangler Lewis To Wrestle Tiger Marsh

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot – December 7, 1941

The greatest wrestler of modern times, Ed “Strangler” Lewis, four times world’s heavyweight champion, comes back to Norfolk next Wednesday night to wrestle Tiger Joe Marsh in a special match of another outstanding card to be presented by Promoter Bill Lewis at the Auditorium. It will be a one-fall bout. Lewis refereed the Marsh-Ryan match here last week.

A two-out-of-three fall match between George Zaharias, most famous of the four wrestling Zaharias brothers, and Bobby Bruns will climax the mat card, with Chief Little Beaver and Pete Baltran hooking up in the opening bout.

It will be George Zaharias’ first appearance in Norfolk. He is one of the very few men ever to hold Jim Londos to a draw and is also the husband of the great girl athlete, Babe Didrickson, who is expected to accompany her husband in Norfolk. The Zaharias- Bruns match is likely to go down as one of the greatest seen here, in a class with the Savoldi-Londos match of last season. Certainly the men are stars in the game and are rated among the best.

So many fans apparently desire to see Lewis wrestle again that Bill Lewis feels he can afford to pay the old master his $500 guarantee money and has completed his arrangements.

Ed had a bit of a run-in with Marsh last week and had to clamp a headlock on the Chicago bad boy. This time, if he clamps it on, it will be in an earnest effort to win the match. If Marsh gets as tough as he does for some bouts Ed may have to extend himself to win.

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