Jim Braddock vs Joe Louis

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Jim Braddock vs Joe Louis
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Date: 
Tuesday, June 22, 1937
Location: 
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
Unlimited
Titles at Stake: 
World Heavyweight Championship
Referee: 
Tommy Thomas

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James J. Braddock won the World Heavyweight Championship from Max Baer on June 13, 1935. Baer, a lethal puncher, was a 10-1 betting favorite.
Former champion Max Schmeling, who knocked out Joe Louis on June 19, 1936, was scheduled to fight Braddock for the championship on September 26, 1936. However, Braddock withdrew from the fight on August 18 due to a hand injury.
Braddock and Louis signed to fight at Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox, on June 22, 1937. Promoter Mike Jacobs, who represented Louis, convinced Braddock to fight Louis instead of Schmeling. Jacobs guaranteed Braddock a purse of $300,000 and ten percent of the promoter's net profits from promoting Louis over the next decade.
One minute into the first round, Braddock and Louis started to exchange punches, and Braddock dropped Louis with a right uppercut to the chin. Louis got up quickly and went on to dominate the rest of the bout. Due to severe bleeding and a badly swollen face, Braddock's manager, Joe Gould, wanted to stop the bout between rounds seven and eight, but Braddock convinced Gould to let him go on.
In round eight, Louis threw a left to the body and followed with a hard right to the chin that put Braddock down. While Braddock laid lifelessly on the canvas, the referee counted him out at 1:10 of the round.
Braddock later said, "When he hit me with that left-right combination, I could've stayed down on the canvas for three weeks."
Entering the fight against Louis, Braddock had been knocked down just twice, and he got up each time to win. Louis was the only person who managed to put him down for the referee's count of ten.
Louis held the title for twelve years and defended it twenty-five times, both records for all weight divisions.




Fan Cards: Jim Braddock vs Joe Louis


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JIM BRADDOCK
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
64
JOE LOUIS
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
68


scorecard by BOXING PURIST
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JIM BRADDOCK
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
64
JOE LOUIS
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
68


Comments

Thank you so very much Champion97! I feel bad for being pushy being so new, when there are other boxing fans like myself who have requested fights over a month ago now like the gentleman/woman who requested Beltran v.s. Vasquez that I cut in front of. I apologize, Champion97 feel free to do their requests first before doing anymore of mine. I can certainly wait my turn, but thank you again so very much for adding this very important and historic fight in Heavyweight boxing history!

Haha I got the score backwards and had to correct it. Braddock really gave it his all in trying to defend his Heavyweight Championship of the World but against the young and determined Louis it was not near enough. After the surprise knockdown in the first frame The Brown Bomber dominated the rest of the contest. Braddock's corner did not even want to let Jim come out for what was to be the final round, but the true warrior Braddock was he was going out on his shield. And the birth of one of the greatest Heavyweight's and World Heavyweight Champions came to pass.