Birth Name: Joseph Louis Barrow
Born: 13 May 1914 Died: 12 April 1981
Country of origin: United States
Height: 6' 1"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Martha Jefferson
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Joe Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential boxers of all time. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 until his temporary retirement in 1949. He was victorious in 25 consecutive title defenses, a record for all weight classes. Louis had the longest single reign as champion of any boxer in history. Louis's cultural impact was felt well outside the ring. He is widely regarded as the first person of African-American descent to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the U.S.
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