Originally Posted by SuzieQ49
Not to mention that most of the top black heavyweights were punchers. Men like Franklin, Ray, Murray, Bobo, Thompson were all HUGE punchers in any era, and would have all had at least punchers chance vs joe louis, which many of louis opponents did not have.
I think that a punchers chance against Louis was basicaly like a snowballs chance in hell.
You might get the boasting rights that you put him on the canvas, and were champion for two seconds, before he got up and beat you into next week.
If there was a joker in that pack who could upset Louis it would be a slick boxer or technical boxer puncher.
Perhaps Tiger Jack Fox had the best chance.