Why did Braddock wait 2 years to defend his title?

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  1. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    I don't think I truthfully know enough to make the call.

    There might be some key info I'm missing, but from what I know either is plausible.
     
  2. Tonto62

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    That's a fair comment. Braddock went into the Louis fight with arthiritis problems, but I think he could see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
     
  3. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    In fairness, Braddock was given a bit of a favourable decision. It wasn't a robbery, but it seems a draw would have been fair. I doubt there'd have been much money in that fight, and it wouldn't have taken a lot to turn it into a Farr win.
     
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  4. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    He certainly did go down fighting though, bless him. Jimmy left it in the ring that night.
     
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  5. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    The short of it is, Braddock likely loses to lots of guys. It worked out for him picking Louis, as he got 10% of his future purses.
     
  6. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Many think Farr deserved the nod over Braddock, in what was a close fight Farr didn't win a fight in the USA. This fight took pace in MSG, where questionable judging happened in the 1930's
     
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  7. Tonto62

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    No,he got 10% of Jacobs future earnings from the title .
     
  8. Chuck1052

    Chuck1052 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    For the bout between Jim Braddock and Tommy Farr, the announced gross gate was $80,645., which was substantial during the 1930s. Of course, such a gate would have been low for a world heavyweight title bout. The gross receipts for the world heavyweight title bout between Joe Louis and Braddock were $662,044.50. For the bout, Braddock received a purse of $286,317.80 or 50 percent of the net receipts. Louis received $100,211.23 or 17.5 percent of the net receipts.

    - Chuck Johnston
     
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  9. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    " Defending his title against Louis, Braddock was the underdog but held his own surprisingly well against the younger fighter until his eighth round knockout. Braddock’s contract with Louis, however, called for that fighter to pay 10 percent of any future title purses won should he defeat Braddock, which ensured Braddock financial security no matter who won the bout "

    10% of the purses, not 10% of what Jacobs got.
     
  10. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Rather than just contradicting each other, you'd be better posting sources to settle this.

    IIRC it was for 10 years, not all future too.
     
  11. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Short answer he cashed and made out. He was a % of Louis purses for years.
    He did put Louis on his ass.
     

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