Joe Louis

Watching Miguel Cotto’s long awkward stalking steps brings me back to the reality of the real stalker – Joe Louis. The ‘Brown Bomber’ would cut off the ring – one baby step at a time until you realized that you were trapped and tried to exchange combinations with him, and then. . . The nurse tells you how brave you were. There is nothing I would never love to see than to watch Louis stalk Ali down like that (because Ali wasn’t a punk and would make the mistake of trading with Louis at some point – Ali’s ego gets him beat this time.). From what I can tell… Joe Louis was one of the best, and has the added distinction of winning the single biggest fight in the history of boxing. With Germany on the bring of plunging the world into the worst conflict in the history of warfare, Joe single handily challenged Hitler’s claims of Aryan supremacy. The second Louis/Schmeling fight was the single biggest political propaganda tool in the history of politics and Louis’s 1st round KO of the German was unmatched in significance before or since. An 11 year run as champion with 25 successful title defenses pretty much elevates Louis into the top three or four heavyweights of all time. The fact that Joe and the blogbaba share the same home town doesn’t hurt either. The argument between Louis fans and Ali fans as to who would have won between the two will never fade in intensity, and that is how it should be. Both dominated their respective era’s, and both impacted politically on their times. Along with Jack Johnson, the three are universally reconizied as the top three heavyweights of all time. The order in which they are ranked will never be completely agreed upon without argument. How great was Joe Louis?. . In 2003 ring magazine named him the greatest puncher of all time. As greatness goes, Joe Louis defined it.

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