Joseph Louis Barrow
Date of birth
May 3, 1914
Date of death
April 14, 1981 (age 66)
On July 4, 1934, in Chicago, he defeated Jack Kracken by effective knockout in one round.
Won The World Title
On June 22, 1937, in Chicago, he knocked out James J. Braddock in eight rounds and won the complete world title of the National Boxing Association and the NYSAC.
Lost His Title
In his defense 22! On September 27, 1950, at the Yankees' old ballpark, Ezzard Charles defeated him by a 15-round unanimous decision.
On October 26, 1951, at New York's Madison Square Garden,"Rocky"Marciano defeated him by knockout in eight rounds.
Like the vast majority of fighters in the world, shortly after retiring, Louis was left in ruins when all his assets were confiscated by the Treasury. And, like Primo Carnera, he got into wrestling, but failed, as well as in other businesses he tried, until in the 1960s he went to Las Vegas where he worked in the public relations area of a famous casino. , until in 1969 he collapsed in the middle of the street and in 1970 he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Denver. In 1977, a surgical operation as a result of having an obstructed aorta left him in a wheelchair. On April 12, 1981, he died of cardiac arrest in Las Vegas.