Jan 14, 2011

Knock Down At The Garden


You could knock Joe Louis down, the problem was when he got up. Shown above, Louis's former sparring partner, Jersey Joe Walcott, circles above Louis. Louis had returned from four years in the service, and resumed defending his title. Walcott himself would eventually become champion, but not this night, not against Joe Louis.

Madison Square Garden, December 5, 1947

2 comments:

gary ledebur said...

Jersey Joe was the sheriff of Camden County NJ after retirement. He later headed the New Jersey Boxing Commission.

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