Sport: Fight Talk

For three days, Joe Louis lay low in Harlem. Then the champ, smoked out by the New York Post's Columnist Jimmy Cannon, talked for three hours about the fight* without once mentioning the name of his opponent, Jersey Joe Walcott. "He did so many wrong things," said Joe, "I saw every opening, but I couldn't go get him. ... I couldn't do a lot of things." The trouble was, said Joe, he was dehydrated. "I killed myself taking off four pounds. But that ain't no excuse."

Two days later Joe Louis showed up at the opening of a new Negro nightclub. He...

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