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Old 10-19-2013, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default why was there a week gap between joe louis winning...

...the world title and being officially recognised ?

i'm going by what is posted on boxerc...

1937-06-22 197 Joe Louis 197 31-1-0
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA L KO 8 15
referee: Tommy Thomas
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
Louis down in 1st; Braddock in 8th.
NYSAC recognized Louis as Champion on June 30; NBA on July 1


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Old 10-19-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: why was there a week gap between joe louis winning...

They were reluctant to recognise the Braddock - Louis bout as being for the title because Braddock was supposed to defend against Schmeling instead. As well as holding the win against Louis, Schmeling had actually signed contracts to fight for the title in New York on June 3rd. Braddock got suspended by the NYSAC for pulling out and going for the big payday against Louis.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
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but louis was declared champ by fans and media on the night though?...without official recognition?
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but louis was declared champ by fans and media on the night though?...without official recognition?
Yes, and I guess that's why the governing bodies had to give way - by pretending Louis wasn't champion they were just going to look stupid.
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