May 24, 2012

The Legend Begins


On July 4th, 1934 Joe louis made his debut as a professional fighter. Thirteen months and nineteen straight victories later, most by knockout, 62,000 fight fans would jam Yankee Stadium to watch the new sensation fight the giant, Primo Carnera.
New York, New York - Primo Carnera, giant Italian boxer and former heavyweight champion of the world, and Joe Louis, hard-hitting negro heavyweight from Detroit, Michigan, weighed-in this afternoon at the offices of the New York State Boxing Commission for their fifteen round bout tonight at the Yankee Stadium. - 6.25.1935
Although badly battered from the first round, Carnera would gamely stay in the fight till it was stopped in round six. The legend of the Brown Bomber was clearly established.

photo of Primo Carnera
As a pardon from local politics, this blog presents boxing from the Joe Louis era, local Allentown history, and posts on the Holy Land. The above post is reprinted from August 20, 2010.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Storm Damage: Did the Parkway manholes remain in place during last night's storm?

Anonymous said...

As the economic demise of allentown is on the horizin and the ifastructure is failing, this is a good article takes away from the darkness that is upon allentown. Thank you mm for a speical story.

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Anonymous said...

Someone else asked too.

May we post about Mayfair.
What's going to happen to Mayfair?
Went by last night. tents and ground drenched. That wire fence does a lot to encourage a family outing too.
Funny, even though folks keep saying the fence is a negative, Mayfair keeps ignoring their input and complains about poor attendance and sales.

michael molovinsky said...

@7:28, please place your repetitive cyberstalking at the bill and angie villa blog, where i and other members of the community are attacked, including deans and ministers. considering that it's a playground, you might also choose angie villa's blog on childhood education

Anonymous said...

Mr. Molovinsky
You do a wonderful job posting about Allentown. Thank you.