Joe Louis vs. Nathan Mann

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Joe Louis (left) vs. Nathan Mann

1938-02-23 : Joe Louis 200 lbs beat Nathan Mann 193½ lbs by KO at 1:56 in round 3 of 15

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Arthur Donovan
  • World Heavyweight Championship (2nd defense by Louis)


  • Attendance was 19,490.
  • The gate was $111,698.49.
  • Mann was floored four times.
  • The United Press reported: "Louis could not have been any more effective if he had carried an axe in one hand and a black-jack in the other."