When The Gloves Are Off, These Are The Ultimate Joe Louis Mementos Runcorn, England auctioneers The Auction Centre will sell two pairs of boxing gloves previously owned by Heavyweight Champion of the World Joe Louis. The sale is on August 27, estimate £1,000 ($1,600)
Bomber", Louis is widely regarded as the first African American to achieve nationwide hero status in the United States. He was victorious in 25 successful title defences, a record for the heavyweight division. In 2005, he was named the greatest heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organisation and was ranked number one in The Ring's list of 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time.
For further inquiries, please contact auctioneer Michael Bain at The Auction Centre on 01928 579796.