Joe Louis vs. Buddy Baer (2nd meeting)

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1942-01-09 : Joe Louis 206½ lbs beat Buddy Baer 250 lbs by KO at 2:56 in round 1 of 15

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Frank Fullam

World Heavyweight Title

  • Promoter: Mike Jacobs
  • Benefit for the Navy Relief Fund (Louis donated his purse of about $70,000)
  • Baer down three times
  • Photo #2

It was later reported that Baer claimed he had been nearly crippled in an automobile accident shortly before the fight with Louis, but had kept quiet to protect the gate.