On October 26, 1951 at Madison Square Garden in New York rising heavyweight star and future champion Rocky Marciano fought aging former champion Joe Louis. Marciano dominated and stopped Louis in the 8th round. Louis was knocked down twice in the 8th. Marciano dropped Louis for an 8-count with a left hook, and then sent him through the ropes for the knockout. Referee Rudy Goldstein calls a halt without a count. Offered here is a wire photo depicting a battered Louis near the end of the fight. This is an original International News Photos wire photo with their stamp on the back. No caption. Bold, clear image. Tiny creases on white border. Small closed tear on bottom border. Edge and surface wear. 7" x 9."