Originally Posted by TheGreatA
Baksi was very much the Chuvalo of his era, except with a tendency to cut which led to his TKO loss to Charles. He was once to challenge Joe Louis but decided to take a tune-up in Sweden against Olle Tandberg before the heavyweight title match, and got robbed. One of the all-time dumbest moves in heavyweight history, surely.
jack solomons always hinted that baksi cost him a fortune because baksi did not really fancy a louis fight. joe baksi made big money in europe, solomons even got the american a private plane so baksi could visit his family in prague from london while he was under contract. a big deal for a coal miner those days.