Joe Louis was born on May 13, 1914 in Lafayette, Alabama. On June 22, 1937 he won the World Heavyweight Title from James J. Braddock. He retired after losing to Rocky Marciano on October 26, 1951. His final record was 63-3. Presented here is an original wirephoto of Joe Louis picturing Louis' trainer, Jack Blackburn taping his hands before a sparring session. This original wirephoto of Joe Louis is 6 1/2" x 8 1/2." There are small creases along the edges of the photo. There is a small rip along the left side. Clean photo.