Rocky Marciano Stops Brown Bomber Joe Louis October 26, 1951 – Louis’ Last Fight
- Joe Louis 213¾ lbs
- Rocky Marciano 184 lbs
- TKO in round 8 of 10
- Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
- Referee: Ruby Goldstein 2-4
- Judge: Joe Agnello 2-5
- Judge: Harold Barnes 3-4
A crowd of 17,241 produced a gross gate of $152,845. Another $185,000 came from the sale of radio and TV rights.
Louis received a purse of $132,000, and Marciano got $44,000.
Louis was a 6 to 5 betting favorite.
Louis was knocked down by a left hook in the eighth round. He got to one knee at the count of three and took an eight-count before getting up. Marciano moved in for the kill and ended the fight with a right that sent Louis through the ropes and onto the ring apron.