1941-02-17 Joe Louis w co 2 (15) Gus Dorazio, Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD
1941-02-17 Joe Louis w co 2 (15) Gus Dorazio, Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD. Referee: Irvin Kutcher. Coming out in a crouch the challenger treated Louis (203½) to as much as he took himself in the opening session, especially body shots, while also proving to be difficult to hit. The game plan for Dorazio (193½) was to keep things much the same, but in the second round he began looking to land the left hook, believing that Louis was susceptible to the punch. That was his downfall. After being straightened up by solid lefts and rights to the head, Dorazio was counted out on the 1.30 mark having been smashed down face first by a tremendous right to the jaw. The punch that finished the fight,one of the hardest ever delivered by Louis, was said to have travelled less than six inches.