Louis vs Walcott

Joe Louis vs Jersey Joe Walcott

Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott faced off twice for the National Boxing Association world heavyweight title. Joe Louis, the world heavyweight champion, faced a challenge from Jersey Joe Walcott on 5 December 1947, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Louis won the fight by split decision after 15 rounds. Around one year later, on 25 June 1948, the two fighters met for a rematch at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Louis won the rematch as well, this time by KO in the eleventh round.

American boxer Joe Louis was the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949. During this period, he dominated heavyweight competition, with 26 successful title defenses, making him the boxer with the longest uninterrupted reign as world champion. He is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time and appears on every list of the “all-time greats.” His boxing record shows 66 wins in 69 fights, with 3 losses.

American boxer Jersey Joe Walcott (49 wins in 70 fights, with one draw and 20 losses) was the world heavyweight champion from 1951 to 1952.

Both Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Louis vs Walcott
Original
1948
Stanley Weston
30″ x 22″
Oil on cardboard

This artwork appeared on the cover of The Ring Magazine in March 1948.