Boxing in the 1930's
During the great depression, many people were struggling and had many problems in the U.S. but one people got away from that was sports. Many people went to the event or just stayed home and listened to it on the radio. There was many sports back then, but one of the most popular ones was boxing.
During the Great Depression salaries for pro athletes went down dramatically, but still athletes preformed to they'r best. There was many great boxers during this time, but one who would rise was Joe Louis. He went to win the Heavyweight champion in 1937 to 1949.
Joe Louis affected many people. In the hard times of The Great Depression, he gave people something to take theyre mind off things. Boxing became the second most popular sport in American, behind baseball. It became this popular because of Joe Louis.
People loved Joe Louis. He was very succesful in his career. He defended the Heavyweight championship from 1937-1949. One of the most amazing fights ever was between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. The first time theses two fought it was Schmeling who went home with the win, after he expoided Louises weekness, in 1936. Later was a rematch of thses two in 1938. It was one of the most famous boxing matches of all time and named the fight of the twentieth century. In the rematch Joe Louis went home with the win.
Joe Louis, and boxing effected America and its people. People got to enjoy boxing and forget the bad things going on with the Great Depression. It became something that everyone could love.