Joe Louis vs. Lee Ramage (2nd meeting)

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1935-02-21 : Joe Louis 196 lbs beat Lee Ramage 193 lbs by TKO at 2:11 in round 2 of 10

Louis By Knockout
Lee Ramage Fades After 2 Minutes and 11 Seconds

Los Angles, Feb. 22. (AP) — The towering shadow of "Shufflin' Joe" Louis, young, sober-faced Detroit negro, who brought sudden unconsciousness to Lee Ramage of San Diego, blotted other fighters out of the Los Angeles ring picture today.

He flattened the seasoned California boxer in two minutes and 11 seconds of fighting in the second round of a main event on the outdoor show card at Wrigley Field last night.

Art Lasky and Charley Retzlaff climbed through the ropes just before the main event and challenged the winner.

As Lieut. Commander Jess Kenworthy, U.S.S., was tolling the seconds over Ramage's prostate form, a towel sailed in from the Californian's corner. That made it a technical knockout, but it was technical only in a technical sense. Ramage was carried to his chair.

It was so smooth and so simple the way Louis did it. His right hand whizzed out of nowhere, caught Lee flush on the chin and dropped him for nine. The San Diegan came up, his glazing eyes riveted on that right. Louis lashed out with his left to end the fight.

It was Louis' second knockout victory over Ramage. Some months ago, in Chicago, they tolled ten over Lee before the eighth round ended.

A crowd of slightly more than 8,000 persons crowded into the ballpark, paying $16,148. [1]