BRADDOCK & LOUIS SIGN FIGHT AGREEMENT Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock and up-and-coming boxer Joe Louis sign the agreement to fight for the title. The two champs mug it up for the camera afterwards.
BRADDOCK A NO-SHOW IN SCHMELING FIGHT German boxer Max Schmeling weighs in for his title fight against James Braddock who fails to show after the fight promoter fears the Nazi government will freeze the title if Schmeling wins. A lone hopeful sits in the empty stands waiting for a fight that never happens.
JAMES BRADDOCK REFEREES BOYS CLUB BOXING Retired boxing champion James J. Braddock takes on a new role as referee for the NYC Boys Club. An audience of boys cheers on an amateur match between Jumpy Joe Luciana and Tony Strace.
JOE LOUIS DEFEATS JIM BRADDOCK FOR TITLE Joe Louis takes on James J. Braddock (Cinderella Man) for the World Heavyweight Championship. In the eighth round the Brown Bomber delivers the punch that knocks Braddock out and wins him the title.
Date: June 22, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:20:00, No Audio
LOUIS DEFEATS BRADDOCK FOR BOXING TITLE On June 22nd, 1937 Joe Louis ascends to the title of world heavyweight champion after defeating Jim Braddock at Comiskey Park in Chicago with an eighth-round knockout. Both the Brown Bomber and Braddock who poses with his family seem relieved the fight is over.
Date: June 22, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:33:00, No Audio
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