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Old 01-09-2010, 08:38 AM   #31
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Yes he was lucky, because on the basis of Max Schmeling's ko of Louis..he, Max, should have gotten the shot at Braddock's crown. The dark clouds descending over the world regarding the evil Nazi regime was the reason to shaft the German out of his legitimate crack at the title.
Schmeling, in my opinion would have beaten Braddock, and Jim's people knew this, deep down.
And Schmeling could well have been the first man to regain the Heavywight title.
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and schmeling could well have been the first man to regain the heavywight title.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:29 PM   #33
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Yes, shame on the IRS...a dirty, dark and despicable chapter in the history of our country...as Joe Louis had so unselfishly and loyally given of his entire purse in a few of his defenses for the sake of his country..and provided such a boost for the morale of out cause with his statement that "we're on God's side"...disgusting and shameful was the crime committed against Joe Louis..enough to shame you as an American.


I guess where man is involved we will always see the worst in man and Goverment is man, but it is inspiring that a Fighter Marciano and a tarnished entertainer in the eyes of the U.S.Frank Sinatra would help a great American like Louis from their hearts.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:37 PM   #34
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I guess where man is involved we will always see the worst in man and Goverment is man, but it is inspiring that a Fighter Marciano and a tarnished entertainer in the eyes of the U.S.Frank Sinatra would help a great American like Louis from their hearts.
Marciano was notoriously tight with money ,but he did some very nice things for guys like Walcott,Louis , Charles, and Pep.
Sinatra of course had flaws ,but he too was capable of great generousity,and he undoubtedly respected Louis deeply, then again who didn't ,and who doesn't?
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No, he earned it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #36
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No, he earned it.

He did indeed. He came back very strongly after losing to Schmelling. Max still deserved a shot before him,though.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #37
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Louis did not actualy need to fight Schmeling in order to establish himself as a worthy title challenger.

Braddock would have been eminently justified in giving him a title shot after he beat Max Baer, for example.

So he was lucky to get it when he did, but not as quickly as he did.
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