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Joe Louis... Arturo Godoy...



Item # 556461

February 10, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, February 10, 1940

* Joe Louis (Brown bomber)
* Arturo Godoy
* Heavyweight boxing title fight


This 32 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page that include: "Louis Wins, Keeps Title; Godoy Avoids a Knockout" and more. (see)

Much more on page 10 with banner headline, photos and more. (see)

Tells of the heavyweight fight between Joe Louis and Arturo Godoy.

Other news of the day throughout. Nice to have in this famous title. Light browning, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), better known as Joe Louis, was a heavyweight boxing champion. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, he is considered to be one of the greatest in boxing history. Louis held the heavyweight title for over 106 months, more than anyone else before or after him, recording 25 successful defenses of the title. In 2003, Ring Magazine ranked him No. 1 on its list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time. In 2005, Louis was named the greatest heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization.[1] He participated in 27 heavyweight championship fights, a record which still stands.

In the turbulent era during World War II, he became a national hero in America, partly because of his comment about the Allies, "We're gonna win 'cause we're on God's side".

Category: The 20th Century

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