Tag Archives: Joe Louis

Boxing History Went Up in Flames in Blaze That Destroyed Kronk Gym

worked with 41 world champions, 30 of whom he helped develop at that city’s shrine to the sweet science, the Kronk Gym, the most famous alumnus

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) […]