The Ring Archives: Born on this day: Joe Louis – part one

Joseph Louis Barrow was born on this day, May 13, 1914 in Lafayette, Alabama. His family moved to Detroit when he was a child and it was in the Motor City where he was introduced to boxing. Competing out of the Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center in Detroit’s “Black Bottom” area, Louis won the national AAU light … Continue reading The Ring Archives: Born on this day: Joe Louis – part one