Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (1st meeting)

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1947-12-05 : Joe Louis 211½ lbs beat Jersey Joe Walcott 194½ lbs by SD in round 15 of 15

World Heavyweight Title

  • Louis down in 1st and 4th.
  • A ringside poll of 32 boxing writers had 21 scoring the bout for Walcott, 10 scoring it for Louis and 1 scoring it a draw.
  • Photo #2, Photo #3

Newspaper Articles

  • AP - December 6, 1947 [1]
  • AP - December 6, 1947 (Blow-by-Blow Description) [2]