LOUIS, JOE WIRE PHOTO (1935-PREPARING FOR 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 on horseback at his training camp as he prepared for this fight. This is an original International News Photos wire photo with their stamp and partial caption on back. Bold, clear image. Clean. Small corner creases and wear. Minor surface wear at top right border. 7" x 9."