Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's a Knockout! -- September 24, 2014

Movie Makers, February, 1948

Wilco Photo Products offered films of the second fight between heavyweight champ Joe Louis and challenger Jersey Joe Walcott.  Walcott had lost a controversial decision in late 1947, so they founght again on 25-June-1948.  Jersey Joe danced and avoided many of Louis' punches, but Joe Louis caught up with him in the 11th round for a KO.  Louis announced his retirement after the fight.  It didn't last.  Walcott later defeated Ezzard Charles to win the heavyweight championship. 

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