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Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), better known as Joe Louis, was the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped elevate boxing from a nadir in popularity in the post-Jack Dempsey era by establishing a reputation as an honest, hardworking fighter at a time when the sport was dominated by gambling interests. Louis's championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 27 championship fights, 26 championship fights during his reign; the 27th, against Ezzard Charles, was a challenge to Charles' heavyweight title and so is not included in Louis' reign. All in all, Joe was victorious in 25 successful title defenses, a record for the heavyweight division. In 2005, Louis was named the greatest heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization, and was ranked number one on The Ring's list of 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time. Offered here is an original American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Application which has been filled out and signed by Joe Louis using both his ring name and birth name. Dated April 1, 1964.
This is a two page document filled out on the front side. Signed both "Joe Louis" and "Joe Louis Barrow." Dated April 1, 1964 and includes Louis residence, social security number and phone number. Stapled at top. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Extremely rare combination using both the ring and birth name of Joe Louis. We have not offered this combination before. 6" x 8 3/4."

Size: 6 x 8 3/4

Condition: excellent