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joe louis

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alex barnes

on 26 March 2013

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Joe Louis One of the greatest boxers
of all time Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped elevate boxing from a nadir in popularity in the post-Jack Dempsey era by establishing a reputation as an honest, hardworking fighter at a time when the sport was dominated by gambling interests. Louise's impressive amateur performances attracted the interest of professional promoters. Rather than sign with an established promoter, Louis agreed to be represented by a black Detroit-area bookmaker named John Roxborough. As Louis explained it in his autobiography, Roxborough convinced Louis that white managers would have no real interest in seeing a black boxer work his way up to title contention. What made Joe Louis an important person is he was known as an honest, hardworking fighter at a time when the sport was dominated by gambling interests. Louis' championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 27 championship fights, 26 championship fights during his reign; the 27th, against Ezzard Charles, was a challenge to Charles' Heavyweight title and so is not included in Louis' reign. All in all, Joe was victorious in 25 successful title defenses, a record for the heavyweight division. In 2005, Louis was ranked as the #1 heavyweight of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization,[ and was ranked #1 on The Ring's list of the 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time Louis was born on May 13, 1914 in a ramshackle dwelling on Bell on Chapel Road, Louis was the son of Munroe Barrow and Lillie (Reese) Barrow. The seventh of eight children, both Louis's parents were the children of former slaves, alternating between sharecropping and rental farming. Munroe was predominantly African American with some white ancestry, while Lillie was half Cherokee. Louis spent twelve years growing up in rural Alabama, where little is known of his childhood. He suffered from a speech impediment and spoke very little until about the age of six. Munroe Barrow was committed to a mental institution in 1916 and, as a result, Joe knew very little of his biological father. In 1926, shaken by a gang of white men in the Ku Klux Klan, Louis's family moved to Detroit, Michigan, forming part of the post-World War I Great Migration. What I admire about Joe
Louis is that he was a honest and noble boxer, heck even one of the greatest
punchers of all time. The conclusion: Joe Louis one of the greatest, noble, honest boxers you can find. And for his honesty and great boxing career people have made statues of him in his honor. One is located in his home town of LaFayette, Alabama. He is known as the greatest knockout puncher of all time in boxing. I would look up to him as a role model for his nobleness and honesty, that's an example of a real man
The Great Joe Louis.
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