Happy birthday, Joe Louis!

Joseph Louis Barrow was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential boxers of all time. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 until his temporary retirement in 1949.

Born: 13 May 1914, Chambers County, Alabama, United States

Died: 12 April 1981, Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

RIP

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25 Consecutive title defenses… it will never be done again EVER

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:three::one::three:

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Not a big boxing guy myself but I am from Detroit so the Brown Bomber will forever be my favorite boxer of all time

It may sound lame but I truly was devastated when they tore down Joe Louis Arena

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