Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (1st meeting)
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
- Louis was a 10 to 1 betting favorite, according to the New York Times.
- Louis was down in rounds one and four.
- A ringside poll of 32 boxing writers had twenty-one scoring the bout for Walcott, ten scoring it for Louis and one scoring it a draw.