Bob Pastor eliminated Lem Franklin from contention for a crack at Louis
This from an interview in the rum up to the Buddy Baer rematch.
"I'd fight Lem Franklin with the greatest of pleasure. Roxy and Chappie don't think much of him, but I know he's improved. I keep track of all them fellas. I'm going to see Franklin fight Bob Pastor in Febuary. I've seen him two or three times. I saw him lose a six round decision to Freddie Fiducia in the Garden. He hasn't hit Freddie yet but that was four years ago and Freddie knew to much for him. He's a right-hand puncher who depends on punching and has a brittle right hand. I hope that right hand stays in good repair and he keeps them fellas out until September. I'll be looking for an appointment around that time."
Pastor, not a puncher, stopped him of course, then he went waaay back. Anyone got any details? Needs looking into that one.
Anyway, Franklin is someone who is occasionally mentioned as a fighter Louis ducked. Louis seemed very keen.