Joe Louis vs. Johnny Paychek

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1940-03-29 : Joe Louis 200½ lbs beat Johnny Paychek 187¾ lbs by TKO at 0:41 in round 2 of 15

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Arthur Donovan
  • World Heavyweight Championship (10th defense by Louis)


  • There was a crowd of 11,620.
  • The gate was $62,481.41.
  • Paycheck was down for three nine-counts in the first round. Louis knocked him out with a right in round two.
  • "I would like to meet him again," Paycheck said in his dressing room after the fight. "I think I can do better."