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  • Reply to: Joe Louis vs Abe Simon II Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   3 days 19 hours ago

    R3- Simon comes out determined, but is too sloppy and uncoordinated to have any kind of success. The face of Simon is a sucker for the jab of Louis, who is potshotting right hands and left hooks to good, effective success, and remaining unscathed as well. Commentary states that Simon lost a point for low blows, but they are not shown in the round’s existing footage.

  • Reply to: Joe Louis vs Abe Simon II Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   3 days 19 hours ago

    R2- Louis slips a jab and counters with a left hook, sending Simon staggering into the ropes. From there, it becomes target practice for Louis. Simon proves to be nothing but hittable, as Louis is able to hurt him numerous times with right hands. Several of the times where Simon gets close enough to land, he is still taking jabs to the face. After being rocked yet again by a right late, Simon is put to his knees by a cross. The bell saves him, preventing a count as well. Great round for the champion.

  • Reply to: Joe Louis vs Abe Simon II Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   3 days 19 hours ago

    R1- It’s peculiar that Simon gets another title shot after two back to back blemishes, including a fifth round stoppage loss in his previous bout. Simon is circling and pawing with the jab, while Louis is stalking and setting up right hands. A 1-2 buckles Simon. As Simon tries his best to hold, Louis is able to push him off and score with power shots to the face until he slips to the canvas after overextending with a right. I liked when Louis slipped a pair of jabs while going backwards late in the round.

  • Reply to: Joe Louis vs Buddy Baer II Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   4 days 1 hour ago

    Notably coming in, Baer was in a car accident that was said to have injured his arm. The effect it was rumored to have appears to be true, as he is reluctant to throw it and slings it awkwardly when he does. Not long is needed for Louis to start finding Baer with rights, left hooks and uppercuts to the face. A barrage of rights has Baer hurt, and Louis starts to apply pressure. When Baer plants himself awkwardly on the ropes, Louis blasts his body with hooks. In the center of the ring, a left hook to the body-right hand over the top sends Baer crashing down. Barely up at nine, Baer absorbs another two-fisted barrage. With Louis having a hard time missing, he lays him down again with a cross. An overhand hurts Baer yet again, then a right uppercut twists then flattens him on the canvas for the sixth and final time in their total seven rounds fought. Baer tries to rise late, but rolls over. Baer may have been injured and shot (retiring after this), but Louis was still leagues above and would always win no matter when or how often they fought.

  • Reply to: Joe Louis vs Billy Conn Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   6 days 18 hours ago

    R13- The left hook of Conn has been a prominent weapon in the fight and a couple of more score early. However, Louis finds him with a straight right and an uppercut soon after. Louis then starts to put punches together, snapping back Conn’s head with his right uppercut. Showing heart, Conn starts to slug it out with Louis, quickly overwhelming him with his ferocity and volume. With Conn walking straight in at times, Louis takes advantage of it finally by catching him coming in with a short cross, wobbling him. Conn tries to hold, but Louis starts to follow up, snapping his head back with a right uppercut. Another one clearly buzzes Conn. Louis then is able to pick shots off before causing Conn to sink to the canvas from a short right. After having had arguably his best round yet and stealing the entire second half of the fight, Conn’s tremendous momentum gets put to an end by Louis emphatically. Definitely one of the best fights ever of the black and white eras. Conn was en route to his career-defining win and boxed beautifully by mixing up his attack impressively, beating Louis to the punch often, dictating the pace, being the ring general often, and even hurting the champion more than once. Louis looked good early and cannot be discredited for exploiting a tactical error on Conn’s behalf in order to get the stoppage. While their rematch may have been a dissapointing dud, this one is forever one for the history books.

  • Reply to: Joe Louis vs Billy Conn Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   6 days 18 hours ago

    R12- Conn is still bossing the fight with his hand speed, creative angles, and persistent volume. Late, Conn lets go of a four round combination, wobbling Louis with the final left hook. Louis does his best to hold, as his legs clearly are not steady. Conn does score with a few shots before the round is up, but Louis recovers and survives.

  • Reply to: Joe Louis vs Billy Conn Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye   6 days 18 hours ago

    R11- Conn is profusely barraging the body of Louis with his hooks. When he decides to bring it upstairs (at least for the first time on film), he catches Louis clean with a double left hook. Louis looks dissatisfied at the bell, while Conn raises his hand.

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