Cleveland - (AP) - Joe Louis, 10
years ago an Alabama cotton picker
at 10 cents a day, added another
$20,000 to his bankroll today to
bring his 1936 ring earnings up to
$300,000 for six fights.
thousand dollars for land-
ing just one devatating left hook -
that was the sum the frozen-face
Detroit Negro received for accom-
plishing the quickest knockout of
his sensational career - paralyzing
Cleveland's Eddie Simms in exactly
18 seconds of a bout scheduled to go
dramatic finish stunned the
11,000 persons in Cleveland's public
hall last night. The spectators who
paid $50,000 to witness the charity
fight sponsored by the Cleveland
News hardly had settled back in
their seats to enjoy the battle be-
fore it was over.
bearing a broken, twisted
nose as scars of other battles, fought
a fearless, courageous fight before
the disastrous punch overtook him.
He came charging out of his corner
crouched low; his left hand ex-
landed half-a-dozen blows,
first driving lefts to Louis' body and
then shifting to the face. Louis
danced away with the 195 pound
Cleveland heavyweight pressing
after him. Simms suddenly lashed
out with anouther left to the face
and a right to the head.
shook his head for an in-
stant and then, like a panther,
sprung forward. He drove his
gloved left fist to Simm's jaw and
it landed with a thud and with the
speed of a bullet.
went down flat on his
back, his legs and arms in the air.
He twisted and struggled on the
floor of the ring, trying to rise.
He drew his legs under him and
three times tried to clutch the
ropes of the ring to bring himself to
his feet. Finally, he caught the
middle rope and pulled himself up
at the count of eight, 26 seconds
after the bout started. He was
swaying like a drunken man. His
eyes were glassy.
of New York, the referee, threw his
arms around Simms and waved the
Brown Bomber to his corner as
Louis was moving in for the kill. It
was the first time Simms had been
knocked out in 52 battles over a
period of five years.
will go down in the record book
as a technical knockout, for Dono-
van stopped it because he believed
he was justified.
take a walk," Simms
screamed at Donovan while the
referee was shaking the boxer's
head, trying to get the cobwebs out
of it. "I'll go any place you say.
How about going up on the roof?
Let's take a run up the aisle."
Donovan said he felt justified in
stopping the fight because "another
blow might have resulted fatally."