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Joe Louis vs Arturo Godoy

Joe Louis vs Arturo Godoy

Date: 9th February 1940

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA

Title: World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Twentieth Century S.C. - Mike Jacobs

Joe Louis
( 40 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 203 lbs

Arturo Godoy
( 54 - 10 - 7 )
Weight: 202 lbs


The ninth defence for World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis was against the rugged Arturo Godoy who hailed from Iquique, Chile.

The fight was difficult to score but the consensus opinion was that "The Brown Bomber" did enough to keep the title in his possession.

Scores: Arthur Donovan 10-5 | George LeCron 10-4 | Tommy Shortell 5-10.

Joe Louis: "This was the worst fight I ever had."




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