Joe Louis Record & Stats

Joe Louis Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 17 years and 3 months, Joe Louis fought 69 times with 66 wins and 3 losses. By his last professional fight on October 26, 1951, Louis' boxing record stood at 66-3 (52 KO wins, 2 KO losses).

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LaFayette, Alabama, U.S.
“Brown Bomber”
Born
May 13, 1914
Died
Apr 12, 1981 (66 years)
Debut
Jul 7, 1934
Record
66-3
Rounds
417
KOs
52 (75.4%)
Height
188 cm
Reach
193 cm
Ape Index
5 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
TheRing
HV
w1
d26
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Joe Louis' record and stats
Joe Louis' Record

      Joe Louis (Brown Bomber) was an American professional boxer. He was born in LaFayette, Alabama, U.S. on May 13, 1914. Louis made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 on July 7, 1934. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on April 12, 1981 at the age of 66 years. Louis is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights69
      Wins66
      Losses3
      Draws0
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins52
      Total Title Wins3
      Title Defenses26
      Title-Fight KO Wins23
      Losses via KO2
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      69Oct 26, 195137 Rocky MarcianoLossTKO8
      68Aug 15, 195137Jimmy BivinsWinUD
      67Aug 1, 195137Cesar BrionWinUD
      66Jun 15, 195137Lee SavoldWinKO6
      65May 2, 195136Omelio AgramonteWinUD
      64Feb 23, 195136Andy WalkerWinTKO10
      63Feb 7, 195136Omelio AgramonteWinUD
      62Jan 3, 195136Freddie BeshoreWinTKO4
      61Nov 29, 195036Cesar BrionWinUD
      60Sep 27, 195036 Ezzard Charles LossUD
      59Jun 25, 194834 Jersey Joe Walcott WinKO11
      58Dec 5, 194733 Jersey Joe Walcott WinSD
      57Sep 18, 194632Tami Mauriello WinKO1
      56Jun 19, 194632 Billy Conn WinKO8
      55Nov 14, 194430Johnny Davis WinTKO1
      54Mar 27, 194227Abe Simon WinTKO6
      53Jan 9, 194227Buddy Baer WinKO1
      52Sep 29, 194127Lou Nova WinTKO6
      51Jun 18, 194127 Billy Conn WinKO13
      50May 23, 194127Buddy Baer WinDQ
      49Apr 8, 194126Tony Musto WinTKO9
      48Mar 21, 194126Abe Simon WinTKO13
      47Feb 17, 194126Gus Dorazio WinKO2
      46Jan 31, 194126Red Burman WinKO5
      45Dec 16, 194026Al McCoy WinRTD5
      44Jun 20, 194026Arturo Godoy WinTKO8
      43Mar 29, 194025Johnny Paychek WinTKO2
      42Feb 9, 194025Arturo Godoy WinSD
      41Sep 20, 193925Bob Pastor WinKO11
      40Jun 28, 193925Tony Galento WinTKO4
      39Apr 17, 193924Jack Roper WinKO1
      38Jan 25, 193924John Henry Lewis WinKO1
      37Jun 22, 193824 Max Schmeling WinKO1
      36Apr 4, 193823Harry Thomas WinKO5
      35Feb 23, 193823Nathan Mann WinKO3
      34Aug 30, 193723Tommy Farr WinUD
      33Jun 22, 193723 James J. Braddock WinKO8
      32Feb 17, 193722Natie BrownWinKO4
      31Jan 29, 193722Bob PastorWinUD
      30Jan 11, 193722Steve KetchelWinKO2
      29Dec 14, 193622Eddie SimmsWinTKO1
      28Oct 9, 193622Jorge BresciaWinKO3
      27Sep 22, 193622Al EttoreWinKO5
      26Aug 18, 193622 Jack SharkeyWinKO3
      25Jun 19, 193622 Max SchmelingLossKO12
      24Jan 17, 193621Charley RetzlaffWinKO1
      23Dec 13, 193521Paulino UzcudunWinTKO4
      22Sep 24, 193521 Max BaerWinKO4
      21Aug 7, 193521King LevinskyWinTKO1
      20Jun 25, 193521 Primo CarneraWinTKO6
      19Apr 22, 193520Biff BennettWinKO1
      18Apr 12, 193520Roy LazerWinKO3
      17Mar 29, 193520Natie BrownWinUD
      16Mar 8, 193520Don BarryWinTKO3
      15Feb 21, 193520Lee RamageWinTKO2
      14Jan 11, 193520Hans BirkieWinTKO10
      13Jan 4, 193520Patsy PerroniWinPTS
      12Dec 14, 193420Lee RamageWinTKO8
      11Nov 30, 193420Charley MasseraWinKO3
      10Nov 14, 193420Stanley PoredaWinKO1
      9Oct 31, 193420Jack O'DowdWinKO2
      8Oct 24, 193420Art SykesWinKO8
      7Sep 26, 193420Adolph WiaterWinPTS
      6Sep 11, 193420Al DelaneyWinTKO4
      5Aug 27, 193420Buck EverettWinKO2
      4Aug 13, 193420Jack KranzWinUD
      3Jul 30, 193420Larry UdellWinTKO2
      2Jul 12, 193420Willie DaviesWinTKO3
      1Jul 7, 193420Jack KrackenWinKO1

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      Statistics

      Joe Louis was 188 cm tall (6' 2.02") with a reach of 193 cm (6' 3.98"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 5 cm (1.97"). Louis had a 75.4% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Joe Louis' professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1934 to 1951.

      Louis made his debut against Jack Kracken at the age of 20 on July 7, 1934, defeating Kracken via 1st round KO. He went on to win 23 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 19 wins via stoppage.

      Louis had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on June 22, 1937 after 32 professional fights, against James J. Braddock for the heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Braddock via 8th round KO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Louis won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Louis' world title wins and defenses refer to "Joe Louis World Titles".

      Some of Louis' best fights and notable victories include wins over Primo Carnera, Max Schmeling, Max Baer, Billy Conn, James J. Braddock, Jack Sharkey, and Jersey Joe Walcott.

      Joe Louis had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career — one of them in a title bout and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Max Schmeling via 12th round KO on June 19, 1936, which ended his 24-fight win streak. He was stopped two times and lost once via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Joe Louis' losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Rocky Marciano at 37 years of age, on October 26, 1951. Louis lost the fight via 8th round TKO.

      Louis retired from professional boxing with a record of 66-3, which included 52 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 1 title win. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990.

      Career Highlights

      Joe Louis fought a total of 69 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Joe Louis vs. Primo Carnera

        The first remarkable big fight in Joe Louis' career. A 21-year old Louis (19-0, 15 KO) faced Primo Carnera on June 25, 1935. Carnera was 28 years old with a record of 82-7. Carnera was on a four-fight win streak with 66 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 10 cms and also had a 23 cm reach advantage over Louis.

        Louis defeated Carnera via 6th round TKO.

      • Joe Louis vs. Max Baer

        A 21-year old Joe Louis (21-0, 17 KO) faced Max Baer, who was 26 years old with a record of 40-8. Baer was on a one-fight losing streak, and was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 13 cm reach advantage over Louis.

        Louis defeated Baer via 4th round KO.

      • Joe Louis vs. Jack Sharkey

        A 22-year old Joe Louis (24-1, 20 KO) faced Jack Sharkey, who was 33 years old with a record of 38-13-3. Sharkey was on a one-fight win streak with 13 KO wins. Louis was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage.

        Louis defeated Sharkey via 3rd round KO.

      • Joe Louis vs. James J. Braddock

        A 23-year old Joe Louis (31-1, 26 KO) faced James J. Braddock, who was 32 years old with a record of 51-25-7. Braddock was on a six-fight win streak with 27 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Louis had a 2 cm reach advantage over Braddock.

        Louis defeated Braddock via 8th round KO to win the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling II

        In a rematch, a 24-year old Joe Louis (35-1, 29 KO) faced Max Schmeling, who was now 32 years old with a record of 52-7-4 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Schmeling was on a seven-fight win streak with 36 KO wins. Louis was the taller of the two by 3 cms but both had the same reach.

        Louis defeated Schmeling via 1st round KO to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn

        A 27-year old Joe Louis (49-1, 41 KO) faced Billy Conn, who was 23 years old with a record of 59-9-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Conn was on a 19-fight win streak with 13 KO wins. Louis was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 9 cm reach advantage.

        Louis defeated Conn via 13th round KO to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn II

        In a rematch, a 32-year old Joe Louis (54-1, 46 KO) faced Billy Conn, who was now 28 years old with a record of 62-10-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Conn was on a three-fight win streak with 13 KO wins. Louis was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 9 cm reach advantage.

        Louis defeated Conn via 8th round KO to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott

        A 33-year old Joe Louis (56-1, 48 KO) faced Jersey Joe Walcott, who was 33 years old with a record of 44-11-2 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Walcott was on a three-fight win streak with 27 KO wins. Louis was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage.

        Louis defeated Walcott via 15 round split-decision to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott II

        In an immediate rematch, a 34-year old Joe Louis (57-1, 48 KO) faced Jersey Joe Walcott, who was now 34 years old with a record of 44-12-2 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Walcott had lost to Louis in their last fight. Louis was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage.

        Louis defeated Walcott via 11th round KO to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

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