Tag Archives: Joe Louis

Frank Deford Didn’t Like Boxing, But He Wrote the Greatest Boxing Story

Frank Deford, America’s most celebrated sportswriter, died on Memorial Day, May 29, at age seventy-eight. Deford, whose best work was […]

Why Is Every Fighter Measured Against Perfection?

Have you seen Frank Lotierzo’s young heavyweight prospect, Louis Ali? He’s like no other fighter you’ve ever seen fighting at […]

Christina Newland’s “50 Best Boxing Movies of All Time”: A Provocative List

BEST BOXING MOVIES — On March 30, the online magazine Paste published Christina Newland’s “The 50 Best Boxing Movies of […]

Fireman Jim Demolishes Jack Dempsey: The Story Behind the Story

Monday, Feb. 13, is the 100th anniversary of one of the most curious fights in the annals of boxing. On […]

1945: Boxing and Champions

On September 23, 1945, Joe Louis was awarded the Legion of Merit (a military decoration rarely awarded to enlisted soldiers) […]