Dec 29, 2012

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

reprinted from January 2011

1 comment:

Bernie O'Hare said...

MM, I think your boxing posts are your second best stuff. Your best is your writing about Allentown's parks.