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. Joe Louis had the longest reign of any heavyweight champion spanning eleven years. His victories included Jack Sharkey, Max Baer, Max Schmeling, Billy Conn, and jersey Joe Walcott. Offered here is wire photo of Joe Louis shown flexing his muscle taken in 1935 prior to winning the heavyweight title. This is an original John Watt News Photo which has their stamp on the back. No caption. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 7" x 9." Scarce pre title photo.