Joe Louis Biography

Joseph Louis Barrow, better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped elevate boxing from a nadir in popularity in the post-Jack Dempsey era by establishing a reputation as an honest, hardworking fighter at a time when the sport was dominated by gambling interests. Louis' championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 26 championship fights; a 27th fight, against Ezzard Charles, was a challenge to Charles' heavyweight title and so is not included in Louis' reign. Louis was victorious in 25 title defenses, a record for the heavyweight division. In 2005, Louis was ranked as the #1 heavyweight of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization, and was ranked #1 on The Ring's list of the 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time.

Louis' cultural impact was felt well outside the ring. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joe Louis
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Professional Boxer, Actor
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
May 13, 1914
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
April 12, 1981
Age at Death:
66
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
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