Sport: Two to Go

When Joe Louis was just a young heavyweight champion, he thought nothing of flattening seven third-raters in one year. It kept him in practice, and pleased the promoters, the public and his pocketbook. Last week Joe Louis was feeling his full 32 years. To the press he announced: "I did the Bum-of-the-Month thing, you know . . . but it isn't worth while now, not at my age." Then, for lack of an able-bodied foe, he-called off the fight he had scheduled for June.

He had only two fights left in him, said Joe. He would defend his crown,...

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