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Joe Louis boxer

Joe Louis image
Status inactive
Age 66
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1934-07-04
Born 1914-05-13
Death 1981-04-12
Nationality USA
Residence Detroit, Michigan, USA
bouts
69
won
66
lost
3
draw
0
bouts
69
won
66
lost
3
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 66
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1934-07-04
Born 1914-05-13
Death 1981-04-12
Nationality USA
Residence Detroit, Michigan, USA

Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known as Joe Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Nicknamed the "Brown Bomber", Louis' championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 26 championship fights. The 27th fight, against Ezzard Charles in 1950, was a challenge for Charles' heavyweight title and so is not included in Louis' reign. He was victorious in 25 title defenses,nb 1 second only to Julio César Chávez with 27. In 2005, Louis was ranked as the best heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization, and was ranked number one on The Ring magazine's list of the "100 greatest punchers of all time".Louis' cultural impact was felt well outside the ring. He is widely regarded as the first person of African American descent to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the United States, and was also a focal point of anti-Nazi sentiment leading up to and during World War II. He was instrumental in integrating the game of golf, breaking the sport's color barrier in America by appearing under a sponsor's exemption in a PGA event in 1952.

Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known as Joe Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Nicknamed the "Brown Bomber", Louis' championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 26 championship fights. The 27th fight, against Ezzard Charles in 1950, was a challenge for Charles' heavyweight title and so is not included in Louis' reign. He was victorious in 25 title defenses,nb 1 second only to Julio César Chávez with 27. In 2005, Louis was ranked as the best heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization, and was ranked number one on The Ring magazine's list of the "100 greatest punchers of all time".Louis' cultural impact was felt well outside the ring. He is widely regarded as the first person of African American descent to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the United States, and was also a focal point of anti-Nazi sentiment leading up to and during World War II. He was instrumental in integrating the game of golf, breaking the sport's color barrier in America by appearing under a sponsor's exemption in a PGA event in 1952.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 26, 1951 Rocky Marciano WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 15, 1951 Jimmy Bivins WLWWWL Memorial Stadium, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 1, 1951 Cesar Brion WLLWWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1951 Lee Savold WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
May 2, 1951 Omelio Agramonte WLLLWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 23, 1951 Andy Walker LWWDLW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1951 Omelio Agramonte WWWWLL Miami Stadium, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 3, 1951 Freddie Beshore LWLLLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1950 Cesar Brion WLWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 27, 1950 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1948 Jersey Joe Walcott LLWWWL Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1947 Jersey Joe Walcott WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 18, 1946 Tami Mauriello WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
June 19, 1946 Billy Conn WWLWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1944 Johnny Davis WLWLWL Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
KO
March 27, 1942 Abe Simon LLWWDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 9, 1942 Buddy Baer WWWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 29, 1941 Lou Nova WLWWWW Polo Grounds, New York World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 18, 1941 Billy Conn WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
KO
May 23, 1941 Buddy Baer WWWWLW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
DQ
April 8, 1941 Tony Musto LLLWLW Arena, Saint Louis WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 1941 Abe Simon WWWWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1941 Gus Dorazio WWWLWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1941 Red Burman WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1940 Al McCoy WWLWLL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Corner retirement
June 20, 1940 Arturo Godoy WLWWLL Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 1940 Johnny Paychek WWDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 9, 1940 Arturo Godoy WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 20, 1939 Bob Pastor WWWWWW Briggs Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
June 28, 1939 Tony Galento WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 1939 Jack Roper DWWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1939 John Henry Lewis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
June 22, 1938 Max Schmeling WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
April 1, 1938 Harry Thomas WWLWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 1938 Nathan Mann WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Aug. 30, 1937 Tommy Farr WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 22, 1937 Jim Braddock WWWWW Comiskey Park, Chicago National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 17, 1937 Natie Brown LLLLWW Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1937 Bob Pastor WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 11, 1937 Young Stanley Ketchel LWLLLL Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1936 Eddie Simms LLLLDL Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1936 Jorge Brescia WWWWWW Hippodrome, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1936 Al Ettore WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Aug. 18, 1936 Jack Sharkey LLWLDW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
June 19, 1936 Max Schmeling LLDWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
KO
Jan. 17, 1936 Charley Retzlaff WDLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1935 Paulino Uzcudun WWWLDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 24, 1935 Max Baer WWWWWL Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
Aug. 7, 1935 King Levinsky WWWWWW Comiskey Park, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
June 25, 1935 Primo Carnera WLWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1935 Biff Bennett LLWLWL Memorial Hall, Dayton WIN
KO
April 12, 1935 Roy Lazer WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 1935 Natie Brown DWWWWD Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
March 8, 1935 Don 'Red' Barry DWWDWD Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1935 Lee Ramage LDWWWL Wrigley Field, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1935 Hans Birkie LDLLLD Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 4, 1935 Patsy Perroni WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1934 Lee Ramage LLDWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 30, 1934 Charley Massera WWWWWL Coliseum, Chicago WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1934 Stanley Poreda WLWLLL Arcadia Gardens, Chicago WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1934 Jack O'Dowd LWWWWW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1934 Art Sykes LWWWWL Arcadia Gardens, Chicago WIN
KO
Sept. 26, 1934 Adolph Wiater WWWWW Arcadia Gardens, Chicago WIN
Points
Sept. 11, 1934 Al Delaney WWWWWW Naval Armory, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1934 Buck Everett DLWLWW Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1934 Jack Kranz WWWWWW Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
July 30, 1934 Larry Udell WWWLWD Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1934 Willie Davies LWLLL Bacon's Arena, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
July 4, 1934 Jack Kracken WWLWWL Bacon's Arena, Chicago WIN
KO