“…And In This Corner…” another exhibit of History TV - an online history museum of the Uptown Chicago neighborhood - has just been uploaded to YouTube. Part 1 of 2 and Part 2 of 2
Boxing Legend – Joe Louis:
Joe Louis boxed at Uptown Chicago’s Arcadia Gardens, at 4444 N. Broadway.
“In 1934, Joe Louis won three bouts, two by knockout, at the Arcadia while on his way to claiming the world heavyweight boxing championship.”
“Joe went the full ten rounds with Adolph Wiater at the Arcadia Gardens in Chicago.”
Joe Louis, “The Brown Bomber,” is ”number one on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. Louis held the heavyweight title for over 106 months, more than anyone else before or after him, recording 25 successful defenses of the title. In 2005, Louis was named the greatest heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization. He participated in 27 heavyweight championship fights, a record which still stands.”
"Max Schmeling, a German, had knocked out Louis in the 12th round of a fight in 1936. The next year, Louis had won the heavyweight championship. Early in '38, the world teetered on the brink of World War II and the Louis-Schmeling rematch had become a metaphor of that coming war."
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