Re: Joe Louis's resume is very poor
Yes, he was dropped by Schmeling in their first fight (he had never been down before) and stopped in the 12th. Max fought a great fight and Louis came in a bit overconfident. Louis stopped Max in the 1st round of their rematch. Schmeling was a HW World Champ and is a Hall of Famer.
He was down vs. Braddock but went on to stop him in the 8th and win the HW World Title vs. the Hall of Famer.
He also beat-
Tommy Farr W15
John Henry Lewis KO1, LHW Champ and Hall of Famer.
Toney Galento KO4, Louis was down but beat the **** out of Galento for most of the fight.
Abe Simon KO13 and KO6
Buddy Baer WDQ7 and KO1, Louis was down vs. the 240 Lb Baer (first fight) but beat the **** out of him for most of the fight
Billy Conn KO13 and KO8, LHW Champ and Hall of Famer.
Lou Nova KO6
Jersey Joe Walcott W15 and KO11, a past prime Louis was down 3 times in 2 fights vs. Walcott but earned the unpopular decision in their first fight and stopped him in their rematch.
Jimmy Bivins W10, Hall of Famer
He lost to Ezzard Charles L15 and Rocky Marciano LKOby8 while past prime... both HW World Champs and Hall of Famers.
Yep, Louis sucked!