LOUIS, JOE-TOMMY FARR ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO (1937)

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Regular price $165.00

Joe Louis fought Tommy Farr on August 30, 1937 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Louis won by decision in 15 rounds to successfully defend his heavyweight title. Louis was a 5-1 betting favorite. Total attendance was 36,903. Gross receipts were $265,753.11, and the net was $222,463.80. Movie and radio rights were $60,000. Louis made $112,987.52, and Farr received $60,000. There were no knockdowns in the fight. The Associated Press reported: "On the official score cards, referee Donovan gave Louis a 13 to 2 margin in rounds won. Of the two judges, Kid McPartland gave Louis 10 and Farr 5, while Charley Lynch scored eight for Louis, four for Farr and three even." The AP had Louis winning 8-5-2. Presented here is an original, wire photo which depicts 9th round action during the bout.
This is an original wire photo. Professionally framed. The photo is bold and clear. Not creased or torn. Clean. Slight discoloration of the matte. The wire photo is 8" x 9." Framed to 12 1/2" x 14 1/2."

Size: 8 x 9

Condition: excellent