View Full Version : Walcott and Louis face to face on The way it was !


Tiozzo
02-19-2012, 10:20 PM
Greeat stuff!

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Barn
02-20-2012, 06:33 AM
That channel is amazing by the way the guy uploads like 4 videos a day of classic fights or anecdotes.

Tiozzo
02-20-2012, 07:37 AM
That channel is amazing by the way the guy uploads like 4 videos a day of classic fights or anecdotes.

absolutely, one of the best boxing channels on Youtube

mickey malone
02-20-2012, 12:47 PM
That video really is a 'must watch' for any true boxing fan..

Walcott's ring craft is at times, quite stunning, and made me realize just how many other fighters have tried to copy bits of him over the years..

I liked it when JJ told Louis, he got lucky in their 1st fight, which is kind'a true really..

them_apples
02-20-2012, 01:24 PM
Joe Louis is hilarious I was actually laughing out loud. It's funny how you can see their character more later on but back in the day everyone had a "tv" face.

Both of them are funny.

"I'd like to apologize for hitting you while you were talking to the ref"

Barn
02-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Also, that theme tune is ****ing awesome.

Happy Days are, here again!

Tiozzo
02-20-2012, 08:54 PM
Joe Louis is hilarious I was actually laughing out loud. It's funny how you can see their character more later on but back in the day everyone had a "tv" face.

Both of them are funny.

"I'd like to apologize for hitting you while you were talking to the ref"

it struck me too

game20ver
02-26-2012, 07:54 PM
This was great! I wish being Heavyweight Champion of the world still stood for something & fighters still fought like this, in big stadiums. unfortunately the only thing still around are bad decisions & crooked promoters.

U_TALKING_2_ME?
03-01-2012, 02:07 PM
Jersey Joe was the man, very tricky fighter but the Bomber in his prime was awsome and in those fights with Jersey Joe he was on the back end. And for his age in the vid Jersey still looked good, i think at that time The Brown Bomber was fighting the coke monster. Its been getting fighters for years

Barn
03-01-2012, 02:10 PM
Jersey Joe was the man, very tricky fighter but the Bomber in his prime was awsome and in those fights with Jersey Joe he was on the back end. And for his age in the vid Jersey still looked good, i think at that time The Brown Bomber was fighting the coke monster. Its been getting fighters for years
Jersey Joe was a late bloomer. I think he learned from experience and once he'd got a lot he'd managed to form an amazing blend of finesse and boxing craft. His legs were kind to him as well. He still moved excellently for his mid 30's.

Ray Corso
03-01-2012, 03:15 PM
Two great and respectfull fighters who did well against each other. What stands out watching the fight is how Walcott emulated Sugar Rays step overs and when Joe hurt Walcott how he immediately pounded the left side with right hands. The way to wear a man down when you get a few good shots into the head is to pound the body and that method was ingrained in Joe Louis and he did as well as it could be done. Terrific fighters! Ray

BattlingNelson
03-07-2012, 10:47 AM
I'll check this out later.

Bookmarked.

Sugarj
03-07-2012, 05:10 PM
Superb video! Louis was pretty sharp. Surely this must have been only a few years before his death perhaps mid-late 70s?

Interesting that Walcott favoured Marciano as a harder one punch hitter than Louis.