Joe Louis 38 Career Boxing Fights On 9 DVDs With Motion Menus
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Fights Boxing DVD 5
Joe Louis vs Walcott II
Joe Louis vs Charles
Joe Louis vs Beshore
Fights Boxing DVD 3
Joe Louis vs Schmeling II
Joe Louis vs Lewis (HL)
Joe Louis vs Roper
Joe Louis vs Galento
Fights Boxing DVD 2
Joe Louis vs Ettore
Joe Louis vs Pastor I
Joe Louis vs Braddock
Joe Louis vs Farr
Joe Louis vs Mann
Fights Boxing DVD 4
Joe Louis vs Baer I
Joe Louis vs Conn I
Joe Louis vs Baer II

Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known as Joe Louis. Louis had 69 professional fights with only three losses. He tallied 52 knockouts and held the championship from 1937 to 1949, the longest span of any heavyweight titleholder. After returning from retirement, Louis failed to regain the championship in 1950, and his career ended after he was knocked out by Rocky Marciano in 1951. The man who had been called the Brown Bomber was finished.

 

Early years

Louis’s amateur performances attracted the interest of professional promoters, and he was soon represented by a black Detroit area bookmaker named John Roxborough. As Louis explained in his autobiography, Roxborough convinced the young fighter that white managers would have no real interest in seeing a black boxer work his way up to title contention.

 

Roxborough knew a Chicago area boxing promoter named Julian Black who already had a stable of mediocre boxers against which Louis could hone his craft, this time in the heavyweight division. After becoming part of the management team, Black hired fellow Chicago native Jack “Chappy” Blackburn as Louis’s trainer. Louis’ initial professional fights were all in the Chicago area, his professional debut coming on July 4, 1934, against Jack Kracken in the Bacon Casino on Chicago’s south side. Louis earned $59 for knocking out Kracken in the first round. $59.00 in 1934 is equivalent to 1,098.77 in 2016 dollars. Louis won all 12 of his professional fights that year, 10 by knockout.

 

In September 1934, while promoting a Detroit area “coming home” bout for Louis against Canadian Alex Borchuk, Roxborough was pressured by members of the Michigan State Boxing Commission to have Louis sign with white management. Roxborough refused and continued advancing Louis’s career with bouts against heavyweight contenders Art Sykes and Stanley Poreda.

 

When training for a fight against Lee Ramage, Louis noticed a young female secretary for the black newspaper at the gym. After Ramage was defeated, the secretary, Marva Trotter, was invited to the celebration party at Chicago’s Grand Hotel. Trotter later became Louis’s first wife in 1935.

 

During this time, Louis also met Truman Gibson, the man who would become his personal lawyer. As a young associate at a law firm hired by Julian Black, Gibson was charged with personally entertaining Louis during the pendency of business deals.

 

Title contention

Although Louis’ management was finding him bouts against legitimate heavyweight contenders, no path to the title was forthcoming. While professional boxing was not officially segregated, many white Americans had become wary of the prospect of another black champion in the wake of Jack Johnson’s highly unpopular (among whites) “reign” atop the heavyweight division. During an era of severe anti-black repression, Jack Johnson’s unrepentant masculinity and marriage to a white woman engendered an enormous backlash that greatly limited opportunities of black fighters in the heavyweight division. Black boxers were denied championship bouts, and there were few heavyweight black contenders at the time, though there were African Americans who fought for titles in other weight divisions, and a few notable black champions, such as Tiger Flowers. Louis and his handlers would counter the legacy of Johnson by emphasizing the Brown Bomber’s modesty and sportsmanship. Biographer Gerald Astor stated that “Joe Louis’ early boxing career was stalked by the specter of Jack Johnson”.

 

 

 
Fights Boxing DVD 9
Joe Louis: America's Hero Betrayed
Joe Louis: The Boxer Who Beat Hitler
Fights Boxing DVD 7
Joe Louis: Death Of Louis (HL)
Joe Louis: Boxing's Best
Joe Louis vs Baer
Joe Louis vs Uzcudun
Joe Louis vs Retzlaff
Joe Louis vs Schemeling I
Joe Louis vs Sharkey
Joe Louis vs Pastor II
Joe Louis vs Godoy I
Joe Louis vs Paychek
Joe Louis vs Godoy II
Joe Louis vs McCoy
Joe Louis vs Simone II
Joe Louis vs Conn II
Joe Louis vs Mauriello
Joe Louis vs Walcott I
Fights Boxing DVD 6
Joe Louis vs Brion I
Joe Louis vs Argamonte II
Fights Boxing DVD 8
Joe Louis: For All Time
 
Joe Louis vs Savold
Joe Louis vs Brion II
Joe Louis vs Marciano