Joe Louis vs. Jack Roper

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1939-04-17 : Joe Louis 201¼ lbs beat Jack Roper 204¾ lbs by KO at 2:20 in round 1 of 10

  • Location: Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Referee: George Blake

A right hand to the jaw finished Roper.

Attendance: 21,125
Gross Gate: $87,697.75
Louis: 10-to-1 favorite

Source: Oakland Tribune