Joe Louis vs. Arturo Godoy (1st meeting)

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1940-02-09 : Joe Louis 203 lbs beat Arturo Godoy 202 lbs by SD in round 15 of 15

World Heavyweight Title

  • "Louis won sloppily against a bruising, mauling and rushing fighter who knew no fear or retreat." New York Times
  • The only rounds in which the three agreed were the 3rd, 8th (both to Godoy) and the 14th (Louis). Lecron had it 10-4-1 in rounds for Louis. Godoy thought he was entitled to a draw but the New York Times reported the decision as "eminently fair" - its reporter giving it 10-5 to Louis, stating that other reporters had a similar result.
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