Sep 9, 2009
Lately I've been thinking a lot about my mother's cousin Abe Simon. After knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott he got a shot at Louis and the title in March of 41. Louis knocked him down in the first round and Abe took the 8 count grinning. He battled Louis for the next 12 rounds. All boxing fans know he didn't win, but he did earn another shot at the title. Its not easy for a conservative to be on the Lehigh Valley Blogosphere, I'll grin and bare it and hopefully make a point or two about really improving Allentown.
REPRINTED FROM JUNE,19, 2007