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On This Day In Boxing History

1914, Joe Louis Was Born!

Joe Louis  

Born: May 13th, 1914

Birth Name: Joseph Louis Barrow

Birth Place: LaFayette, Alabama

Residence: Detroit, Michigan

Pro-Debut: July 4th, 1934

Alias: The Brown Bomber

Division: Heavyweight

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 6′ 2″  

Reach: 76″              

Bouts: 69

Rounds: 417

Ko’s: 75%

Record: 66-3, 52 KOs

Died: Age 66, April 12th, 1981

 

NBA/NYSAC and World Heavyweight Champion

1937 June 22 – 1949 March 1

International Boxing Hall of Fame: 1990

 

May 13th

1905: James J Jeffries retires       

1914: Joe Louis born

1950: Rich Rose born.

1967: Octagonal boxing ring tested to avoid corner injuries.  

1970: Jolene Blackshear born.

1984: Dodie Penalosa KO9 Jae Hong Kim

1989: Julio Cesar Chavez KO10 Roger Mayweather

1990: Antonio Esparragoza W12 Chan Mok Park

1995: Antonio Cermeno W12 Wilfredo Vasquez

2000: Roy Jones Jr. KO11 Richard Hall

Bernard Hopkins W12 Syd Vanderpool

2004: Julio Diaz WMD12 Javier Jauregui

2005: Silence Mabuza W12 Cruz Carbajal

2006: Arthur Abraham W12 Kofi Jantuah         

Markus Beyer DTD4 Sakio Bika

Clinton Woods TKO6 Jason DeLisle

Ricky Hatton W12 Luis Collazo    

Eric Aiken WDQ Valdemir Pereira

2012: Brian ViloriaTKO9 Omar Nino Romero

2017: Jessica Chavez W10 Ana Arrazola

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