Sport: Joe's Last Fight

The boos began in the second round. They stopped momentarily in the third, when jiggling Jersey Joe Walcott threw a punch that knocked Champion Joe Louis to his knees. Then the boys lapsed back into their waltz. The referee barked at them to pep it up. The big fight—the famed Brown Bomber's last—was smelling up Yankee Stadium.

Louis, trudging lethargically forward, looked slow and dull. Without trying to be funny, Jersey Joe (real name: Arnold Cream) supplied the comedy. He wiped his nose with one hand, while pulling up his pants with the other. He did little dance steps on India-rubber legs....

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