"The Ring" Magazine-January 1968-66 pages. This vintage boxing magazine-which originally sold for fifty cents-features a color cover photo of Joe Louis plus an article with photos.Louis, Joe (Joseph Louis Barrow), 191481, American boxer, b. Lafayette, Ala. His father, a sharecropper, died when Louis was four years old, and in 1926 his stepfather took the family to Detroit, where Louis became interested in boxing. At 18 he began an amateur career in the ring. After winning (1934) the National Amateur Athletic Union light heavyweight title, Louis turned professional. In a meteoric rise, Louiswith magnificent physique, lightning punches, and stolid calmnessfought his way from the ranks of beginners to become (1937) the world heavyweight champion by knocking out James J. Braddock in the eighth round at Chicago. In 1938 he knocked out Max Schmelingwho had been the only man ever to defeat Louis (by a 12-round knockout in 1936) in professional boxingin the first round in New York City. By the time he announced his retirement from the ring in 1949, Louis, often called the Brown Bomber by his admirers, had won 60 bouts, 51 by knockouts, and defended his title a record 25 times, scoring 21 knockouts. Louis came out of retirement in 1950, lost a decision to Ezzard Charles, and was knocked out (1951) by Rocky Marciano, after which he retired. In 71 professional bouts Louis was defeated only three times.The magazine has been autographed on the front cover by Joe Louis.......BOTH MAGAZINE AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
HeadlineJoe Louis "The Ring" Boxing Magazine 1968 Signed Autograph Cover Photo