1942-01-09 Joe Louis w co 1 (15) Buddy Baer, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1942-01-09 Joe Louis w co 1 (15) Buddy Baer, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Fred Fullam. Following his previous crack at Louis (206¾) that ended in controversial circumstances, Baer (250) was given a further opportunity at the title but was again found wanting. This time round Louis was quickly into action and although Baer got in the first blow, a right to the jaw, from thereon it was only his gameness that caught the eye. Stepping up the pace, Louis floored Baer for ‘nine’ with crashing rights and lefts to the head doing the damage before sending in another heavy right to put the latter down for a second count of ‘nine’. Back on his feet and trying to fight his way out of his dilemma, Baer was under enormous pressure as Louis went for the kill and after hammering in lefts and rights a terrific right uppercut to the jaw sent the challenger down to be counted out on the 2.56 mark.