Four Fight broadsides for Joe Louis

Four Fight broadsides for Joe Louis

Item #025546

Covers the period from 1935 to 1938 when those who had only been able to hear the fights on radio could now see them broadcast as shorts at their local theatre. (1) Only Exclusive Fight Picture of Joe Louis, Sensational Colored Bomber and Carnera, Man Mountain of Italy, Fall of the Italian Goliath.. (2) Joe Louise vs. Tommy Farr, British Champion; (3) Joe Louis vs. King Levitsky "Chicago's Knockout Artist"; and (4) Roar of the Crowd with the one and only Joe Louis, his rise, his fall, his comeback. This last was issued with many variations over a two year period. Joe Louis' first fight came from the German Champion Max Schmeling. Hitler exalted over his proof that whites were the superior race. In the return Louis knocked out Schmeling in the first round signifying his comeback. His career began in 1934 and with the knockout by Schmeling, he would remain undefeated until 1950 when Ezzard Charles won by decision. They average approximately 6" x 11 3/4" with the exception of the unusual Joe Louis by Tommy Farr which was 9" x 11 3/4". That 15 round bout in which Louis faced one of the most difficult opponents in his career but won the unanimous decision (many felt "the fix was in" as the crowds booed). Although many have forgotten Farr (who was from Wales) was one of the great fighters of the era.

Price: $175.00