Sport: They Never Come Back

In the fourth round, it looked for a moment or two as if Joe Louis might do it. He shuffled in, jolted Ezzard Charles with a series of stiff lefts, trying to set him up for the old layaway punch. The 22,357 fans, thinly scattered through Yankee Stadium, began to wonder: Was tired, fat, old (36) Joe Louis going to make a comeback, and heavyweight history?*

Before another round had ended, the sentimentally pro-Louis crowd had the answer. The doomsday lefts & rights that won Joe the title from Braddock, and turned Max Schmeling and...

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