70 years ago: The great Joe Louis has his mind set on retirement but is cruelly denied

Joe Louis - 70 years ago today, legendary heavyweight king Joe Louis, “The Brown Bomber” was edging towards what he hoped would be a happy, content and thoroughly satisfactory retirement from boxing. Louis was no ego-driven talent, forever in search of 'one more win.' Instead, his world title defended well over twenty times, Joe wished to call it a career and spend his time playing golf.

70 years ago today, legendary heavyweight king Joe Louis, “The Brown Bomber” was edging towards what he hoped would be a happy, content and thoroughly satisfactory retirement from boxing. Louis was no ego-driven talent, forever in search of ‘one more win.’ Instead, his world title defended well over twenty times, Joe wished to call it a career and spend his time playing golf.

But, as history tells us, this is not how things transpired.

Read more70 years ago: The great Joe Louis has his mind set on retirement but is cruelly denied

Deontay Wilder says he would have KO’d the great Joe Louis!

Joe Louis - The old timers won't like it one bit, and it's probable younger fight fans will disagree with Deontay Wilder's opinion on what would have happened had he and one of the great heavyweight champions of yesteryear got it on. Speaking with Lem Satterfield for Premier Boxing Champions, the currently sidelined WBC heavyweight king was asked which fighter in history he would have liked to have fought and how the fight would have gone.

The old timers won’t like it one bit, and it’s probable younger fight fans will disagree with Deontay Wilder’s opinion on what would have happened had he and one of the great heavyweight champions of yesteryear got it on. Speaking with Lem Satterfield for Premier Boxing Champions, the currently sidelined WBC heavyweight king was asked which fighter in history he would have liked to have fought and how the fight would have gone.

Read moreDeontay Wilder says he would have KO’d the great Joe Louis!

Sports Illustrated – Top-100 moments in Sports History revealed: boxing features six times

Joe Louis - Iconic publication Sports Illustrated has covered all the major sporting events around the globe for decades; but what are the publication’s picks for the top 100 greatest moments in sports history?

Iconic publication Sports Illustrated has covered all the major sporting events around the globe for decades; but what are the publication’s picks for the top 100 greatest moments in sports history?

The website of the magazine has just revealed the picks for the top 100, and boxing features quite a few times; six in all. And “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, features in no less than four of the choices for momentous moments in the history of The Sweet Science.

Read moreSports Illustrated – Top-100 moments in Sports History revealed: boxing features six times