Originally Posted by ETM
His power wasnt there. His righthand was gone. Joe had shoulder problems and his right had nothing on it. Rocky said as much after the fight. He had heard that Louis`s righthand was diminished but he didnt expect Joe to have nothing on it.
Louis had a good jab and hook as thats why he survived into the 8th round. Along with his experiance.
In the five rounds or so of the fight that I watched, Joe hardly used his right except for defensive purposes. In the book Kings of the Ring
by Gavin Evans, it was stated that when Louis came back in 1950 he had a weakness on the right side of his body. I had not seen this allegation before, but the lack of use of his right is clearly evident in the film.