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Joe Louis

Awards And Accomplishments

1933 Won 50 of 54 amateur boxing matches, 43 by knockouts
1935 Won 20 of 20 professional boxing wins, including defeats of former world heavyweight champions Primo Carnera and Max Baer
1935 Associated Press "Athlete of the Year" award
1936, 1938-39, 1941 Ring magazine's "Boxer of the Year"
1937-49 World Heavyweight Champion, longest reign in boxing history
1941 Edward Neil Memorial Plaque (for man who contributed the most to boxing)
1993 First boxer honored on a U.S. postage stamp

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