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Old 06-11-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Louis looks terrific here in this brief clip. Such fast combinations. Dominating a future hall of famer, his close friend, and retiring him for good.
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He does look spectacular. And facing what I consider to be an ATG opponent.
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Wasnt Lewis blind or sick and Joe gave him the fight so he could get a last paycheck?
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Wasnt Lewis blind or sick and Joe gave him the fight so he could get a last paycheck?
Blind .Louis was offered $450,000 by Ellwood Rigby a Pittsburgh promoter in1937 to make his first defence as champion against Lewis with $100,000 as a binder when he signed the contract,plus an additional $1000 training expenses .Mike Jacobs vetoed the match because he said two blacks would not draw a large enough gate.
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