History | Jan 01 2016

Joe Louis – Why The Brown Bomber Is The Greatest

Joe Louis tells Ron Olver about the most pivotal fights of his legendary career
Joe Louis

WHAT can you write about Joe Louis that hasn’t been written before? What can you talk about to Joe Louis that hasn’t been talked about before?

That was my problem when I knocked on the door of his room at the new Cavendish Hotel, in London’s Jermyn Street. The time was 4.30 in the afternoon, but as Joe opened the door and said, “Please come in,” he was pulling on his dressing-gown, having obviously just got out of bed.

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