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June 29, 1993
The Joe Louis commemorative stamp is a deserved honor to a great American. Joe Louis Barrow Jr.'s "Celebrating an Unsung Legacy" (Commentary, June 22) is a proper tribute to his father. In it he says how much Joe Louis meant to those of all races and colors who struggled against poverty and discrimination. I would only like to add to that, as one who never struggled against either, he was as much my hero as anyone's. I heard every one of his great fights on radio. What I remember best, however, was an incident that occurred when he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942.
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April 1, 2013 | By Jay Jones, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
The match is still on for April 12 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Las Vegas . Angelo "La Cobra" Santana will take on Bahodir Mamadjonov (12-1, 8 KOs) from Uzbekistan.  [Updated, 1:58 p.m. April 8: An earlier version of this post said Angelo "La Cobra" Santana would face Carlos Cardenas. Cardenas has injured his shoulder and has had to withdraw from the match. Santana will now face Bahodir Mamadjonov. Santana and Cardenas were to face off in a 12-round bout; this will be a 10-round bout.
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SPORTS
March 10, 1985 | United Press International
The Detroit Pistons will play the remainder of their games in Detroit's Joe Louis Arena despite Pontiac Silverdome officials outlook that the storm-battered stadium will be back in business by April 1. "We are planning on finishing our regular season at Joe Louis," Pistons spokesman Matt Dobek said. "We've done our own homework." Dobek said the Pistons were told the Silverdome would not be ready until April 15, even "with great weather and no complicatons. They said April 1 would be a miracle."
SPORTS
February 22, 2008 | Christine Daniels
A new HBO Sports documentary about one of boxing's all-time greatest legends gives away its intentions with its title: "Joe Louis: America's Hero . . . Betrayed." The documentary, to be aired Saturday about 9 p.m., following the network's live coverage of the Wladmir Klitschko-Sultan Ibragimov fight, argues that Louis was a pivotal figure in the history of American race relations, laying the essential groundwork for Jackie Robinson's baseball breakthrough, yet was abandoned by the U.S.
NATIONAL
March 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two men who threw white paint on the Joe Louis fist, a sculpture in Detroit that commemorates the black boxing great, pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property. Brett Cashman, 45, and John T. Price, 27, face up to five years in prison, but prosecutors recommended that they pay $1,000, serve 30 days in jail and the rest of the time on probation.
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November 15, 2001 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Boxing, music and wartime patriotic zeal converge in an eloquent, hard-hitting assault on the racial glass ceiling in "Joe Louis Blues" at the Tiffany Theater. Set in 1942 jazz-era Harlem, a turning point ripe with cultural and social possibilities for blacks that would prove tragically unfulfilled, the drama continues playwright Oliver Mayer's ("Blade to the Heat") ongoing fascination with the metaphorical implications of boxing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1986 | WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM, Times Staff Writer
Thanks to an anonymous informant, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two men on burglary charges and recovered two boxing belts decorated in 14-carat gold and valued at $500,000 mostly because they belonged to late heavyweight champion, Joe Louis. Deputies arrested a 25-year-old drifter, Mark Estes, Friday after staking out a 7-Eleven convenience store that he was known to frequent in Inglewood, Deputy Roxanna Schuchman said Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1986 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
Two championship boxing belts won by the late heavyweight champion Joe Louis were stolen from an office in Rolling Hills Estates late Wednesday or early Thursday, authorities said. Also stolen was a congressional medal awarded to Louis after the legendary fighter died in April, 1981, said Ronald T. Schaefer of Schaefer and Associates, a management consulting firm involved in the development of a proposed Boxing Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.
SPORTS
December 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Martha Louis, the penniless widow of boxing great Joe Louis, is the first recipient of alms from the World Boxing Council's Friendly Hand Foundation, a new fund for old boxers and their families who have fallen on hard times. "The often heard complaint against boxing is that the sport quickly abandons its champions whose careers are over," said Stephen Crosson, treasurer and U.S. spokesman for the Mexico City-based WBC.
SPORTS
June 22, 1987 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Fifty years ago today, a champion was crowned. And boxing, for all the power and promise of young Mike Tyson, is still waiting to see his like again. Joe Louis, at 23 years and 1 month, knocked James J. Braddock, a rusty, over-the-hill champion, unconscious in the eighth round at Chicago's Comiskey Park. From that date until Louis relinquished the title when he retired in 1949, he defended the championship successfully 25 consecutive times. It's a record, 25 defenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- Boxing has long served as a metaphor for theater. Bertolt Brecht, the grand innovator of 20th century political drama, envisioned spectators sitting around the stage puffing on cigars as they watched characters attempting to knock each other out with contrasting viewpoints. "In This Corner" -- Steven Drukman's play about the great heavyweight champion Joe Louis, premiering here at the Old Globe -- follows Brecht's lead and literally transforms the stage into a boxing ring.
OPINION
November 7, 2005 | David Margolick, DAVID MARGOLICK, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, is the author of "Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink" (Knopf, 2005).
SOMETIME IN the 1930s, a black inmate on death row in a Southern state is asphyxiated in its gas chamber. As he breathes in the fatal fumes -- and as observers watch from behind a thick pane of glass -- he cries out: "Save me, Joe Louis! Save me, Joe Louis!" The story has been told ever since, usually to illustrate Louis' near-messianic status in a black America that had little else going for it in the years before World War II. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was among those telling it.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2005 | Allen Barra, Special to The Times
ON June 22, 1938, America and Europe were more caught up in a sporting event than they had ever been before or were ever likely to be again. The heavyweight champion, Joe Louis, a black sharecropper's son from rural Alabama, was fighting a rematch with former champion Max Schmeling, the man chosen by the Nazi party to carry the banner of Aryan supremacy. The world, or at least that portion of it ready to plunge into war, held its collective breath.
NATIONAL
May 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two white men who threw white paint on a landmark sculpture of boxer Joe Louis' fist were sentenced in Detroit to 30 days in jail for a crime that raised suspicions of racism. Brett Cashman, 45, and John T. Price, 27, were also ordered to serve 18 months on probation and pay $1,000 each for malicious destruction of property. The damage to the 8,000-pound sculpture of the black boxing great's arm and fist was discovered Feb. 23.
NATIONAL
March 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two men who threw white paint on the Joe Louis fist, a sculpture in Detroit that commemorates the black boxing great, pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property. Brett Cashman, 45, and John T. Price, 27, face up to five years in prison, but prosecutors recommended that they pay $1,000, serve 30 days in jail and the rest of the time on probation.
SPORTS
June 28, 2003
I watched the Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko heavyweight fiasco on the tube last Saturday, and I'm convinced that Joe Louis could've knocked them both out. On the same night. Joe Lyou Gardena With his braggadocio character and penchant for showing up out of shape, Lennox Lewis has become nearly as big a jerk as Mike Tyson. Two weeks before the fight, he stated that Kirk Johnson faked an injury because he heard that Lewis was in fantastic shape. After being beaten on all cards by Klitschko, Lewis stated, "I only had a week to prepare."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1993 | JOE LOUIS BARROW JR., Joe Louis Barrow Jr. is senior vice president of IZZO Systems, a company in the golf industry. He lives in Denver.
Today is the 55th anniversary of my father's 1938 rematch with Max Schmeling. The U.S. Postal Service has chosen this historic date to issue the Joe Louis commemorative stamp. This is the first stamp created in honor of a professional boxer, and thus a meaningful milestone for the boxing community.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- Boxing has long served as a metaphor for theater. Bertolt Brecht, the grand innovator of 20th century political drama, envisioned spectators sitting around the stage puffing on cigars as they watched characters attempting to knock each other out with contrasting viewpoints. "In This Corner" -- Steven Drukman's play about the great heavyweight champion Joe Louis, premiering here at the Old Globe -- follows Brecht's lead and literally transforms the stage into a boxing ring.
REAL ESTATE
February 9, 2003 | Allison B. Cohen, Special to The Times
The basics The community of 236 homes is bordered by Crenshaw, Venice, Washington and West boulevards. Although founded in 1913 by developer George Crenshaw, it is named after the French marquis who fought alongside Colonists in the American Revolution. Other than sharing his namesake, the neighborhood has no connection to Lafayette Park in the Westlake area near downtown Los Angeles. Calling card For a large house on a comparatively modest budget, Lafayette Square may be the answer.
SPORTS
June 5, 2002 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Red Wings can put away their brooms because they will not be sweeping anything in this year's Stanley Cup finals. Carolina captain Ron Francis scored 58 seconds into overtime to give the underdog Hurricanes a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.
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