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Joe Louis... Jersey Joe Walcott...
Item # 601503
December 6, 1947
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, December 6, 1947
* Joe Louis
* Jersey Joe Walcott
* World heavyweight boxing title fight
The sport's section (page 5) has a two column headline:
"Joe Louis Keeps Title By Split Decision In Fight With Jersey Joe Walcott"
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, very minor margin wear, otherwise nice.
wikipedia notes: On December 5, 1947, Jersey Joe Walcott fought Joe Louis, at thirty three years of age breaking the record as the oldest man to fight for the world heavyweight title. Despite dropping Louis in round one, and once again in round four, he lost a 15 round split decision. Most ringside observers and boxing writers felt Walcott deserved the win, and so there was a rematch on June 25, 1948, when Louis prevailed once again, this time by a knockout in round 11.
Category: The 20th Century