This Day in Boxing

Joe Louis KOs Al Ettore This Day September 22, 1936

 

Joe Louis KOs Al Ettore This Day September 22, 1936

 

  • Joe Louis 203¼ lbs
  • Al Ettore 189¾ lbs
  • KO at 1:28 in round 5 of 15
  • Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: Joe McGuigan

 

Notes:

Attendance was 40,407.

The gate was $210,117.25.

Lew Tendler, who challenged Benny Leonard for the World Lightweight Championship and Mickey Walker for the World Welterweight Champinship, was Ettore’s co-manager and second for the fight. (The Ring, Dec. 1953, p. 31)

Louis floored Ettore for a 3-count in round one and a nine-count in the fourth. Louis dropped Ettore for the third and final time in the fifth round. Ettore fell through the ropes as he tried to beat the referee’s count

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