On March 17, 1937, a report by Missouri State Athletic Commission Chairman Garrett L. Smalley stated that
the commission was going to officially recognize Everette Marshall as the World Heavyweight Champion
after his victory over Lee Wykoff in Kansas City the Monday before. The championship belt was going to be
presented to Marshall "tomorrow" in the latter's hospital room. He suffered a brain concussion, a number of
broken ribs, a sprained ankle, pieced lung, and a kidney injury in the bout with Wykoff.
|World Heavyweight Title
Recognized in Missouri