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. Presented here is an antique wire photo of Joe Louis sparring to get ready for his title defense with Schmeling on June 22, 1938. This antique wire photo of Joe Louis sparring is 6 1/2" x 8 1/2." There are small creases in the corners and along the edges. There is a rip in the lower edge and there is some light soiling along the top edge.