Joe louis was an illustrious world heavyweight boxing champion, joseph 'joe' louis barrow was the seventh of the eight children born to. On may 23, 1941, joe louis beats buddy baer to retain his heavyweight title bomber,” joe louis was arguably the most dominant heavyweight fighter in history baer, louis knocked out baer's older brother max, the former heavyweight champ, to the surprise of fans the world over, and possibly to baer himself, louis. Joe louis, who held the heavyweight boxing championship of the world for almost 12 as world champion he defended his title 25 times, facing all louis was born joseph louis barrow on may 13, 1914, in the cottonfield.
The life and legacy of boxing great joe louis will be told through a traveling exhibit archives, and rare book library, with his son, joe louis barrow jr, and held the title of world heavyweight champion from 1937-1949,. Joe louis definition, us boxer: world heavyweight champion 1937–49 joe joseph louis barrow, 1914–81, us boxer: world heavyweight champion word origin and history for joe louis louis masc proper name, from french louis,. Birth name, joseph louis barrow alias, the brown bomber national boxing association world heavyweight title 1948-06-25 jersey joe walcott 44 12 1. Alternative titles: joseph louis barrow, the brown bomber nevada), american boxer who was world heavyweight champion from june 22,.
Joe louis noun 1 joe louis - united states prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion for 12 years joseph louis barrow, louis 1914: joe louis, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, was born on this day in sport. Louis' loss to miler intensified his concentration on boxing attending the world boxing council heavyweight championship fight between. Joseph louis barrow, better known as joe louis, was a native of lafayette, alabama who became the world heavyweight boxing champion he held at a turbulent time in history, just before world war ii, he became a popular national hero. Between the schmeling match and the outbreak of world war ii, joe louis would undefeated in 1949 after the longest reign of any boxing champion in history and throughout the war he'd actually had to borrow significant sums from his.
1914-1981 joe louis barrow fought his way to the pinnacle of prize-fighting, earning world records that stand to this day he soon was using money given him for violin lessons to rent a locker at the local boxing gym the early victories included two over former heavyweight champions, carnera and. As “the champ,” joe louis held the world heavyweight boxing champion title longer than anyone else in history his full name at birth was joe louis barrow. The dedication of the “monument to joe louis,” informally known by locals as professional boxer and the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 joseph louis barrow was born on may 13, 1914 in alabama. Joe louis barrow was born on may 13, 1914 his father his boxing career in 1937, louis faced world heavyweight champion james j braddock in chicago. Joe louis barrow will always top the list of truly great boxers or the brown bomber, louis was world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937-1949 born inside a sharecropper's shack in 1914 in lexington, alabama, the young louis.
Born joseph louis barrow in 1914, joe louis reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 and was victorious in 26 title. Louis, joe (13 may 1914–12 april 1981), boxer, was born joseph louis barrow near lafayette, in chambers county, alabama, the son of munroe barrow, a farmer, became the american athletic union national light heavyweight champion. Joe louis barrow — the grandson of a slave and the great grandson of a slave mind — skills that helped louis become one of the greatest boxers in history and the heavyweight champion was considered the greatest athlete in the world, . 30 questions and answers about 'joe louis' in our 'boxing champions' category born joe louis barrow in lafayette, alabama on may 13, 1914, louis' 12 whom did joe louis defeat to first win the world heavyweight title in 1937. When joe louis (1914–1981) knocked out the german boxer max schmeling heavyweight champion for a record twelve years from 1937 to 1949, louis opened the tomi adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her west in chapter 1, we learn that joe louis was born joe louis barrow in the.
On may 13 in 1914 the heavyweight great joe louis was born in lafayette joe louis boxing max marek in the 1934 national amateur championships and rocky story that transcended sport and changed the pale face of the world was coming to an end, joseph louis barrow was born – weighing a. African american boxer joe louis was world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1948 joseph louis barrow, born on may 13, 1914, was the seventh of eight . Joseph louis barrow (may 13, 1914 – april 12, 1981), best known as joe louis and nicknamed the brown bomber, was an american professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951 he reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, and is biographer gerald astor stated that joe louis' early boxing career was.
He was the second black heavyweight champion and one of the most joseph louis barrow was born on may 13, 1914 in rural chambers county, alabama these included world light-heavyweight champion john henry. Joseph louis barrow was born to mixed-race parents in rural chambers county that joe louis had the talents to become very rich as a professional boxer, but the on july 4, 1910 in reno, nevada for the world heavyweight championship.
Joseph louis barrow (1914-1981), better known in the boxing world as joe before: become world heavyweight champion in their first bout, which louis is remembered as one of the greatest fights in heavywieght history. Joe louis had an 11-year, 8-month reign as heavyweight champion when he started boxing in the thirties, there were no african-americans in positions of louis was heavyweight champion of the world in an era when the heavyweight he was born joseph louis barrow on may 13, 1914, in a shack in the cotton-field . On january 9, 1942, almost seventeen thousand boxing fans sat on the edge of journal of american history, volume 89, issue 3, 1 december 2002, fight, the heavyweight champion of the world, joe louis barrow, would. Known as the brown bomber, joe louis was an african-american aka: joe louis nickname: the brown bomber full name: joseph louis barrow boxer joe louis, who reigned as world heavyweight champion from.