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Boxing's Greatest Fighters: Joe Louis

Originally Published: May 17, 2006
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Joe Louis' exploits are accorded no special place of prominence in boxing record books. His 71 bouts are sandwiched between the records of James J. Braddock, whom he succeeded, and Ezzard Charles, the fighter he was succeeded by. Both Braddock and Charles had more professional engagements, as did Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Primo Carnera, and Max Baer. And there have been men who had more KOs, Carnera and Charles; a higher percentage of knockouts in defense of their titles than ...

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