Rocky Marciano vs. Joe Louis

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Louis down from a left hook in round eight

Joe Louis 214 lbs lost to Rocky Marciano 184 lbs by TKO in round 8 of 10


  • A crowd of 17,241 produced a gross gate of $152,845. Another $185,000 came from the sale of radio and TV rights.
  • Louis received a purse of $132,000, and Marciano got $44,000.
  • Louis was a 6 to 5 betting favorite.
  • Louis was knocked down by a left hook in the eighth round. He got to one knee at the count of three and took an eight-count before getting up. Marciano moved in for the kill and ended the fight with a right that sent Louis through the ropes and onto the ring apron.

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