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    Joe Louis 1933 Golden Gloves Trophy Joe Louis is regarded by many to be the greatest heavyweight champion in boxing history. A winner of the World Heavyweight Title in 1937, Louis held that title for eleven years, a record that stands to this day. Among his professional accomplishments were victories over Primo Carnera, Max Baer, Billy Conn, Max Schmeling, James J. Braddock, Jack Sharkey and Jersey Joe Walcott, all world champions. Louis' career as a professional was preceded by a fine career as an amateur fighter in which he was winner of numerous tournaments, including the renowned Golden Gloves. Presented here is Joe Louis' 1933 Golden Gloves Trophy that was awarded to him by the Detroit Free Press. The trophy measures 11.5" high and has a slight bend at the top and some minor scratches, none of which detracts from its natural beauty. On the face of the trophy is inscribed, "Detroit Free Press Golden Gloves 1933 Awarded to Joe Louis 175 LBS Novice." It is a measure of Louis' significance that this award was given to him with his name inscribed on it, a practice not often seen with amateur awards. The award passed from Louis to his personal friend and barber, Sylvester Touchstone and includes a copy of a letter from Louis to Touchstone. There is also a letter from the estate liquidator who handled the sale of Mr. Touchstone's estate. This is an extremely rare offering that chronicles the rise of one of boxing's most beloved champions. The importance of this award is greatly magnified since it represents the Golden Gloves, a contest of historical significance, making it truly special. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports.

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