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

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Last Rankings Min. 2 Mth Old
NBA 1 11.09.1947
Next-To-Last Rankings Min. 3 Mth Old
NBA 1 11.07.1947
Walcott floors Louis in round four.

Joe Louis 211 lbs beat Jersey Joe Walcott 194 lbs by SD in round 15 of 15

Notes

  • Louis was a 10 to 1 betting favorite.
  • A crowd of 18,194 produced a gate of $216,477.
  • Louis was down in rounds one and four.
  • Louis was so disgusted by his performance that he attempted to leave the ring as soon as the fight ended, but he was restrained by his handlers.
  • A ringside poll of 32 boxing writers had 21 scoring the bout for Walcott, ten scoring it for Louis and one calling it a draw.

Newspaper Votes

  • Jim Schlemmer, sporting editor, Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH) - Walcott
  • Jesse A. Linthicum, sporting editor, The Sun (Baltimore, MD) - 8-5-2 Walcott (score provided by Associated Press)
  • Jean Rouchard. The Evening Sun (Baltimore, MD) - 8-6-1 Walcott
  • Joe Lee, Brooklyn Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) - 8-7 Louis (score provided by United Press)
  • Tommy Holmes, Brooklyn Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) - Walcott
  • Ralph Frost, Brooklyn Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) - Walcott
  • Tom Ryan, sporting editor, Evening Courier (Camden, NJ) - 12-2-1 Walcott
  • Wilfrid Smith, Chicago Daily Tribube (Chicago, IL) - 8-6-1 Louis (score provided by United Press)
  • James E. Doyle, Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) - 10-4-1 Walcott
  • Gordon Cobbledick, sporting editor, Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) - 7-6-2 Walcott (score provided by Associated Press and United Press)
  • Jack Sharkey, International News Service - Walcott
  • Frank Eck, Associated Press - 9-6 Walcott
  • Elliott Cushing, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) - 8-6-1 Walcott
  • Jack Cuddy, United Press - 7-6-2 Walcott
  • Ray Grody, Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) - 7-6-2 Walcott (score provided by United Press)
  • George A. Barton, Minneapolis Morning Tribune (Minneapolis, MI) - 8-6-1 Walcott
  • Alan Harvey, Canadian Press - 6-5-4 Walcott
  • Gene Ward, Daily News (New York, NY) - 7-6-2 Walcott
  • Joe Trimble, Daily News (New York, NY) - 7-6-2 Louis (score provided by Associated Press and United Press)
  • Al Buck, New York Post (New York, NY) - 8-5-2 Louis.
  • Leonard Cohen, New York Post (New York, NY) - 8-6-1 Walcott
  • Jimmy Cannon, New York Post (New York, NY) - 8 rounds for Walcott
  • Anthony Marenghi, Newark Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) - 7-6-2 Louis
  • Joe Gootter, Paterson Evening News (Paterson, NJ) - 9-6 Louis
  • Al Abrams, sporting editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA) - 8-6-1 Walcott
  • W. J. McGoogan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) - 7-7-1
  • John M. Flynn, sporting editor, The Berkshire Evening Eagle (Pittsfield, MA) - Walcott
  • Clif Keane, The Boston Daily Globe (Boston, MA) - 8-5-2 Louis
  • Bill Cunningham, The Boston Herald (Boston, MA) - 7-6-2 Walcott (score provided by United Press)
  • Sec Taylor, sporting editor, The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA) - 8-6-1 Walcott
  • Burton Hawkins, The Evening Star (Washington, DC) - 7-6-2 Walcott
  • Bill Lee, sporting editor, The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) - 7-4-4 Walcott
  • Charlie Tiang, sporting editor, The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - 9-4-2 Walcott
  • Wendell Smith, sporting editor, The Pittsburgh Courier (Pittsburgh, PA) - 7-6-2 Louis
  • James P. Dawson, The New York Times (New York, NY) - 8-7 Louis
  • Joseph C. Nichols, New York Times - 8-7 Louis (score provided by Associated Press and United Press)
  • John Webster, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA) - 11-3-1 Walcott
  • Lawton Carver, sporting editor, International News Service - 7-5-3 Louis
  • Harold W. Heinz, The Springfield Union (Springfield, MA) - 8-5-2 Walcott
  • John McNulty, PM Daily (New York, NY) - 7-6-2 Walcott
  • Tom Meany, sporting editor, PM Daily (New York, NY) - 9-6 Louis (score provided by Associated Press)
  • Nat Fleischer, The Ring (New York, NY) - 8-6-1 Louis
  • Wilbur Wood, sporting editor, New York Sun - 11-4 Walcott
  • Grantland Rice, New York Sun - 11-4 Walcott
  • Lester Bromberg, New York World Telegram - 10-5 Walcott
  • Joe Williams, New York World Telegram - Walcott
  • Max Case, New York Journal-American - Walcott
  • Frank Graham, New York Journal-American - Walcott
  • Lewis Burton, New York Journal-American - Walcott
  • Bill Corum, New York Journal-American - 8-7 Louis
  • Dan Parker, New York Daily Mirror - 9-6 Louis (according to AP) or 8-7 Louis (according to UP)
  • Jim Jennings, New York Daily Mirror - 7-6-2 Louis
  • Jesse Abramson, New York Herald Tribune - 8-7 Louis
  • Red Smith, New York Herald Tribune - 8-7 Louis
  • Ted Meier, Associated Press - 11-3-1 Walcott
  • Hugh S. Fullerton, Associated Press - Walcott. "He scored the harder punches."
  • Murray Rose, Associated Press - 9-5-1 Walcott
  • Ted Smits, Associated Press - Walcott
  • Gayle Talbot, Associated Press - 10-4-1 Walcott
  • Leo H. Peterson, sporting editor, United Press - 7-5-3 Walcott
  • Oscar Fraley, United Press - 7-6-2 Walcott
  • Bob Considine, International News Service - 8-7 Walcott
  • Davis J. Walsh, International News Service - 8-3-4 Walcott
  • Harry Grayson, Newspaper Enterprise Association - 8-4-3 Walcott
  • John Lardner, North American Newspaper Alliance - Louis
  • John Carmichael, sporting editor, Chicago Daily News - 11-4 Walcott (according to AP) or 8-4-3 Walcott (according to UP)
  • Gene Kessler, Chicago Times - 7-6-2 Walcott
  • Clair Kelley, Chicago Herald-American - 9-3-3 Walcott
  • Jack Conway, Boston American - Louis
  • Gerry Hern, Boston Post - 7-7-1 (according to AP and Al Buck of NY Post) or 7-6-2 Walcott (according to UP)
  • Ed Delaney, Philadelphia Daily News - Walcott
  • Matt Ring, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin - 8-7 Walcott
  • Whitey Lewis, Cleveland News - 8-7 Walcott
  • Franklin Lewis, Cleveland Press - Walcott
  • Shirley Povich, Washington Post - Walcott
  • Bob Addie, Washinton Times-Herald - 9-3-3 Walcott
  • Hank O'Donnell, Waterbury Republican - 12-2-1 Walcott
  • George Edmond, St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8-5-2 Louis
  • Bill Demuth, Wheeling Intelligencer - 8-5-2 Walcott
  • Robert Bre, La Presse (Paris, France) - 7-5-3 Louis
  • Jean Kroutchtain, AFP (French News Agency) - 7-5-3 Walcott
  • Bob Murphy, Detroit Evening Times, 8-5-2 Walcott

Newspaper Articles

  • [1] "Louis Retains Tottering Title" Associated Press, December 6, 1947
  • [2] "Blow-by-Blow Description of Joe Louis Vs. Walcott Heavyweight Fight" Associated Press, December 6, 1947