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09-21-2005, 10:00 PM
Joe Louis
Wins: 68
Losses: 3
Career: 1934-1951
Title Reigns: 1937-1949
Notable Wins: KO 8 James J. Braddock for the heavyweight championship 1937, KO 1 Max Schmeling 1938, KO 9 Billy Conn 1946
Notable Losses: KO 12 Max Schmeling 1936, 15 Ezzard Charles 1950, KO 8 Rocky Marciano 1951
Key Performances: Max Baer 1935, Max Scmeling II 1938, Joe Walcott 1947
Description: Joe Louis is the greatest puncher in the history of heavyweight boxing. His accuracy and handspeed is just as, maybe more, good as Muhammad Ali's. Nearly every punch he threw, it landed where it was supposed to. His bone-breaking power (and that's not an exagerration, he break 2 of Schmeling's vertebres in their second bout) was close to the likes of Marciano's or Tyson's. He was one of the greatest finishers in boxing history. His right cross, left hook, and uppercut were some of the deadliest punches in boxing. His heart was amazing, he proved that in his first fight with Walcott. Walcott dropped him twice, but Louis came back and won the fight by a decision. Many people thought Louis could only win by kncoking his opponent out. Wrong. He had good stamina, and wouldn't get tired after a number of rounds.