Joseph Louis Barrow, The Brown Bomber
or just simply Joe Louis, held the world heavyweight boxing title for the
longest consecutive period of time.
June 22, 1937 Joe Louis defeated James J. Braddock to capture the World Heavyweight
title and he held on to it for a record 11 years and 9 months until finally
retiring on March 01, 1949.
During his reign Joe Louis successfully defended his title a record 25 times.
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