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Boxing Match: Jim Braddock v. Joe Louis

This historic footage depicts Jimmy Braddock and Joe Louis competing in the "World Heavyweight Championship" on the 22nd of June, 1937.  The bout took place in Chicago.

Braddock (32 years old at the time) lost this fight to Louis (23 years old at the time).  Jimmy put up a great defense to his title, including knocking Joe to the mat at one point, but he was getting tired by the seventh round.

In his prior 84 fights, Braddock had never sustained a knock-out.  This fight would be different.  In the eighth round, as shown in this video clip, Louis knocked-out "The Cinderella Man." 

This would be Braddock's next-to-last fight.  His last match (which he won) was against the Welshman, Tommy Farr.


Media Credits

Historical footage, online courtesy YouTube.

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