Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (1st meeting)
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1947-12-05 : Joe Louis 211½ lbs beat Jersey Joe Walcott 194½ lbs by SD in round 15 of 15
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Ruby Goldstein 6-7
- Judge: Frank Forbes 8-6
- Judge: Marty Monroe 9-6
World Heavyweight Title
- Louis down in 1st and 4th.
- A ringside poll of 32 boxing writers had 21 scoring the bout for Walcott, 10 scoring it for Louis and 1 scoring it a draw.
- Photo #2, Photo #3
- Louis was a 1-to-10 favorite, according to the New York Times