Joe Louis vs Buddy Baer II

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Joe Louis vs Buddy Baer II
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Date: 
Friday, January 9, 1942
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
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Fight Notes: 

Louis was a 6-1 betting favorite.
This bout was a benefit for the Navy Relief Fund, which received a total of $89,092.01. Louis donated his entire net cut of $47,100.94, promoter Mike Jacobs contributed his entire net profit of $37,229.96, and Baer gave one-sixth of his purse, $4,081.11.
The gross gate was 189,700.
There was a crowd of 16,689.
In the dressing room before the fight, Louis' trainer, Jack Blackburn, who was suffering from arthritis and a weak heart, told Louis that he didn't think he was strong enough to make it up and down the steps to the ring for fifteen rounds. Louis replied, "If you get up those stairs with me, I'll have Baer out before you can relax."
The 250-pound Baer was knocked down three times and counted out at 2:56 of the first round.
Jack Guenther of the United Press wrote: "Buddy Baer came in at 250 and went out at 2:56."
This was Baer's last fight.

On Christmas Eve 1941, Baer was involved in a car accident. Baer and his trainer, Issy Kline, were riding in a car driven by Jerry Casale, a training camp assistant, when it collided with another car, which was driven by a Wilma H. Wilkins. The following day, United Press reported: "Heavyweight challenger Buddy Baer of California suffered face scratches and bruises. . . . Physicians said his injuries were so slight they would not interfere with the Louis bout."

On January 3, 1942, Baer was named as a defendant in a $36,000 damage suit filed by Wilkins and her husband, Wellington H. Wilkins, Jr. Casale and Anna Griefenhein, owner of the car Casale was driving, were also named in the suit.

After Baer was knocked out by Louis in their rematch, he sued Wilkins and her husband for $150,000 in damages. Kline, Casale and Griefenhein also filed suit against the couple. Baer's attorney, Howard A. Lawn, said the suit was delayed until after the fight rather than jeopardize attendance. The Associated Press reported on January 23, 1942: "The bill of complaint . . . said the heavyweight had suffered torn muscles and tendons in the right shoulder area. These made normal use of the right arm impossible and caused its numbness whenever Baer received an ordinary punch on the head."
The case went to trial in 1949, and neither side received any compensation nor had to pay any damages.




Fan Cards: Joe Louis vs Buddy Baer II


scorecard by MONKEY D. LUFFY
Round
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JOE LOUIS
BUDDY BAER


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
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JOE LOUIS
BUDDY BAER


scorecard by MIZARK44ENIS
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JOE LOUIS
BUDDY BAER


scorecard by MBUCK
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JOE LOUIS
10
10
BUDDY BAER
6
6


scorecard by CASUALFAN
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JOE LOUIS
10
10
BUDDY BAER
6
6


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
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JOE LOUIS
10
10
BUDDY BAER
6
6


scorecard by MATCHROOM
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JOE LOUIS
10
10
BUDDY BAER
6
6


scorecard by NARUTO
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JOE LOUIS
10
10
BUDDY BAER
6
6


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
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JOE LOUIS
10
10
BUDDY BAER
6
6


scorecard by BOXING PURIST
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JOE LOUIS
10
10
BUDDY BAER
6
6


scorecard by RORSCHACH
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JOE LOUIS
10
10
BUDDY BAER
6
6




Comments

rorschach's picture

More Louis.

Boxing Purist's picture

Louis in this rematch gets his satisfaction after that controversial ending in the first contest, and makes quick work of a over matched Baer.

No reason to actually score the fight since it was a KO1. Buddy Baer would fall to the ground like he died and then casually get up. There was no reason to give him the rematch since he hadnt fought since the first meeting.