LOUIS, JOE-BUDDY BAER I WIRE PHOTO (1941-WEIGH IN)
On May 23, 1941 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. world heavyweight champion Joe Louis defended his title against Buddy Baer (Max's brother). Louis won when Baer was disqualified in the 7th round. Louis was down in first while Baer was down three times in sixth. The last knockdown of Baer was after the bell, according to Baer's manager, who then refused to leave the ring, upon which Baer is disqualified. Offered here is an original wire photo which depicts the two fighters shaking hands at the weigh in on the day of the fight. This is an original ACME Newspictures wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Crease in lower left corner. ACME credit at upper right border. 7" x 9."