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Joe Louis... Arturo Godoy...
Item # 573792
February 10, 1940
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, February 10, 1940
* Joe Louis (Brown bomber)
* Arturo Godoy
* Heavyweight boxing title fight
This 18 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "LOUIS DEFENDS CROWN BUT HAS TOUGHEST FIGHT" "Champion Is Given Split Decision Over Godoy; 15,657 Attend" with photo of Louis. (see)
Tells of the heavyweight fight between Joe Louis and Arturo Godoy.
Other news of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, 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. 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