Joe Louis

Posted: November 21, 2009 in Sports Entertainment
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I was trying to find some stuff on the internet that showed the 2nd greatest boxer of all time (after Ali), Joe Louis in his career as a pro-wrestler. For those who don’t know, Louis was in serious debt with the IRS after WWII and did all sorts of crazy stuff (like fight Rocky Marciano when Louis was past his prime) to make cash. The reason why the ‘Brown Bomber’ was in so much debt was due to him being ripped off by his management team during his career, as well as his own generosity to help his own family and other underprivileged black kids. To cut a long story short, I came across this poster of a film that Joe made in the late 1940s. I don’t know much about ‘The Fight Never Ends’, except for what is written on the poster. Louis made another feature film called ‘Spirit of Youth’ a decade or so earlier. (It also featured an all colored cast!)

As for Joe’s career as a wrestler, well that was nothing worth really writing about. He did spend a lot of time as a wrestling referee though.In this clip the voice over guy just mocks Joe’s financial problems.

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