Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jersey Joe Tries To Hypnotize Joe Louis With His Shuffle: GIF Spotlight

A joy of boxing is seeing Jersey Joe shuffling his shuffle, confidently plotting and scheming and baiting traps all the while. Sometimes it's even like he tries to hypnotize his opponent. In June of 1948, Walcott got his rematch for the controversial decision he'd suffered the year before against the great Brown Bomber. Again, he displayed his beautiful skills and hypnotic shuffle, but, this time, Joe Louis didn't let the judges make a decision. In 1951, Walcott would go on to win the heavyweight title against Ezzard Charles and become the oldest fighter to win the heavyweight championship of the world, at age 37. That record would hold through the fifties, the sixties, the seventies and the eighties. George Foreman's victory over Michael Moorer in 1994 is the record to beat now. Foreman was miraculously 45. Not to instigate, but the twice-retired yet svelte Vitali Klitschko is now 46.  

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1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite heavyweight fighters is Jersey Joe Walcott. He was such a slick and skillful fighter. Like candy to the eyes.