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01/03/1949 Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champion

Joseph Louis Barrow, best known as Joe Louis and nicknamed the "Brown Bomber", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He retired as a heavyweight boxing champion in the first days of March 1949.


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