Joe Louis vs. Al Ettore
- Location: Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Referee: Joe McGuigan
- Attendance was 40,407.
- The gate was $210,117.25.
- Lew Tendler, who challenged Benny Leonard for the World Lightweight Championship and Mickey Walker for the World Welterweight Champinship, was Ettore's co-manager and second for the fight. (The Ring, Dec. 1953, p. 31)
- Louis floored Ettore for a 3-count in round one and a nine-count in the fourth. Louis dropped Ettore for the third and final time in the fifth round. Ettore fell through the ropes as he tried to beat the referee's count.