LOUIS, JOE WIRE PHOTO (1935-CELEBRATING VICTORY OVER CARNERA)
On June 25, 1935 at Yankee Stadium in New York undefeated heavyweight and rising star Joe Louis fought former champion Primo Carnera in the main event. In a very one sided affair Louis pounded Carnera and stopped him for good in the 6th round. Carnera visited the canvas three times before becoming "utterly helpless, clinging to the top rope" when the bout was stopped (The New York Times). Offered here is an original wire photo depicting Louis celebrating his victory in the locker room after the fight with trainer Jack Blackburn and managers Julian Black and John Roxborough. This is an original ACME wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge and corner wear. 7" x 9."