Joe Louis vs. Arturo Godoy (2nd meeting)

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Louis hits Godoy with a left.

1940-06-20 : Joe Louis 199 lbs beat Arturo Godoy 201½ lbs by TKO at 1:24 in round 8 of 15

Notes

  • There was a crowd of 27,786.
  • The gross gate was $149,505.
  • Louis' purse was $59,802, and Godoy's was $26,153.38.
  • Louis was a 5-1 betting favorite.
  • Godoy's face was badly battered. The Associated Press reported that his face looked like "barbecued beef."
  • Godoy was floored late in the seventh round. He got up right before the bell rang to end the round.
  • Louis dropped Godoy twice in the eighth round. After the second knockdown, the referee stopped the fight without a count. Godoy tried to go after Louis when he got up, but he was restrained. Later, when he had calmed down, Godoy shook Louis' hand and congratulated him.
  • "That's the worst beating I ever gave a man," Louis said after the fight.

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