Joe Louis vs. Al Ettore

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1936-09-22 : Joe Louis 203¼ lbs beat Al Ettore 189¾ lbs by KO at 1:28 in round 5 of 15

  • Location: Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Referee: Joe McGuigan


  • Attendance was 40,407.
  • The gate was $210,117.25.
  • Lew Tendler, who challenged Benny Leonard for the World Lightweight Championship and Mickey Walker for the World Welterweight Champinship, was Ettore's co-manager and second for the fight. (The Ring, Dec. 1953, p. 31)
  • Louis floored Ettore for a 3-count in round one and a nine-count in the fourth. Louis dropped Ettore for the third and final time in the fifth round. Ettore fell through the ropes as he tried to beat the referee's count.

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