The Life Of Joe Louis

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Training to be a boxer

Born on May 13, 1914, in a sharecropper's shack in Lexington, Alabama, Louis moved to Detroit as a small boy. Taking up boxing as an amateur, he won 50 out of 59 bouts (43 by knockout), before turning professional in 1934. He quickly gained a reputation in the Midwest.

He was learning how to fight in a early age and now a professional fighter."Joe Louis." DISCovering Multicultural America: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resources in Context. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.

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