ESPN Classic Remembers 65th Anniversary of Joe Louis’ Controversial Decision over Joe Walcott

ESPN Classic will remember the 65th anniversary of one of the most controversial decisions in boxing, reairing then-Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis’ decision over Joe Walcott on Wednesday Dec., 5 starting at 2 a.m. ET. Walcott a 10-1 underdog in a fight that took place Dec. 5, 1947, at Madison Square Garden knocked Louis down twice and looked like the winner after 15-rounds only to lose a split decision allowing Louis to keep his title. 

This bout is part of a compilation of Joe Louis’ greatest bouts and can be seen throughout the day on ESPN Classic.

The schedule below:

Date Time (ET) Program Network
Wed, Dec. 5 2 a.m-3a.m. Joe Louis’ Great Hits-Volume IV ESPN Classic
  4 a.m. – 5 a.m. Joe Louis’ Great Hits-Volume IV ESPN Classic
  9 a.m.- 10 a.m. Joe Louis’ Great Hits-Volume IV ESPN Classic
  11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Joe Louis’ Great Hits-Volume IV ESPN Classic
  4 p.m.-5 p.m. Joe Louis’ Great Hits-Volume IV ESPN Classic
  7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Joe Louis’ Great Hits-Volume IV ESPN Classic

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