Date: 9th February 1940
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Title: World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Twentieth Century S.C. - Mike Jacobs
( 40 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 203 lbs
( 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."