Famous Fights Joe Louis vs Rocky Marciano TITLE Legacy Tee
Although having already retired two years prior, Joe Louis was lured back into the ring by the International Boxing Club, who reportedly guaranteed him a $300,000 payday to fight an up-and-coming contender named, Rocky Marciano. Marciano greatly admired Louis and was reluctant to take the fight, but was persuaded by his handlers that it was the only way to gain the recognition and secure a title fight. An aging Louis had no answer for Marciano’s mauling, brawling style and it ended badly for the former champion who was dropped and knocked out of the ring at the end of the eighth round. The fight was stopped with Marciano being declared the winner. 60% combed ring-spun cotton, 40% polyester.
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