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. Offered here is a wire photo, dated September 17, 1935 depicting Louis preparing for his upcoming fight with former champion Max Baer. This is an original ACME Newspictures wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Minor crease in upper right corner. No tears. 7" x 9."