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Joe Louis

Joe Louis

Joe Louis moved from Detroit to Chicago in 1934. He knocked out James J. Braddock in Chicago on June 22, 1937 to become heavyweight champion of the world. Louis owned a home and a restaurant in Chicago and made the city his home for most of the rest of his life.

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