Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (2nd meeting)

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Louis sends Walcott to the canvas in the eleventh round

1948-06-25 : Joe Louis 213½ lbs beat Jersey Joe Walcott 194¾ lbs by KO in round 11 of 15


  • Walcott floored Louis in the third round.
  • Louis put Walcott down for the count in round eleven.
  • A crowd of 42,667 at Yankee Stadium produced a gate of $841,739.
  • Louis' purse was $250,000, and Walcott's was $125,000.
  • Louis retired after the fight.