Joe Louis vs. Johnny Paychek

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Challenger rankings
Last Rankings Min. 2 Mth Old
NBA 7 24.12.1939
Next-To-Last Rankings Min. 3 Mth Old
NBA 4 15.09.1939
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Joe Louis 200 lbs beat Johnny Paychek 188 lbs by TKO at 0:41 in round 2 of 15

  • Date: 1940-03-29
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Arthur Donovan
  • World Heavyweight Championship (10th defense by Louis)


  • There was a crowd of 11,620.
  • The gate was $62,481.41.
  • Paycheck was down for three nine-counts in the first round. Louis knocked him out with a right in round two.
  • "I would like to meet him again," Paycheck said in his dressing room after the fight. "I think I can do better."