Joe Louis vs. Al McCoy

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Al McCoy, post-fight

1940-12-16 : Joe Louis 202¼ lbs beat Al McCoy 180¾ lbs by RTD in round 5 of 15

  • Location: Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Referee: Johnny Martin

A badly swollen left eye saw the fight stopped after the end of the fifth round. "Confusion marked the end of this battle at the end of five rounds in which suspense was high because it was felt that anything might happen, but practically nothing did." New York Times

  • Louis's purse: $19,059.12
  • McCoy's purse: $5,605.62
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