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On February 9, 1940 at Madison Square Garden in New York heavyweight champion Joe Louis defended his title for the first time against the tough Chilean heavyweight Arturo Godoy. Louis won a close 15 round split decision. Louis won sloppily against a bruising, mauling and rushing fighter who knew no fear or retreat." (The New York Times). The only rounds in which the three judges agreed were the 3rd, 8th (both to Godoy) and the 14th (Louis). Lecron had it 10-4-1 in rounds for Louis. Godoy thought he was entitled to a draw but the New York Times reported the decision as "eminently fair" - its reporter giving it 10-5 to Louis, stating that other reporters had a similar result. Offered here is a Spanish promotional broadside for the event.
This promotional broadside pictures both fighters and Louis in action in the ring. Thin cardboard. Minor edge and corner wear. No creases or tears. 4 1/8" x 5 5/8."

Size: 4 1/8 x 5 5/8

Condition: excellent