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Although there was plenty of that to come in sportswriters’ lingo 34 Joe Louis about Louis, Fleischer’s word choice seems more indicative of the ﬂowery, hyperbolic style of writing of the time period than racist. ” Fleischer wrote. “He is a pugilistic symphony with a tempo geared to bring him across the ring with all the grace of a gazelle and the cold fury of an enraged mountain lion. ”10 As Louis grew in stature his merchandise prizes expanded, as well, though only to the $25 per ﬁght range. While Williams did tutor Louis expertly during the limited time he supervised him, he was succeeded by trainer George Moody.
Jack Johnson 49 Louis preferred to hang back. He tried to never say a controversial word. He was a man of apparently immense sexual appetites and with no shortage of women who wished to explore his ﬁrm muscles, but he was absolute in his discretion of affairs with white women. By the 1930s, as Louis rose through the heavyweight ranks, Jack Johnson had been the only African American heavyweight champ. It was inevitable that the two men be compared. Roxborough, Black and Blackburn understood that when those comparisons were made that it was imperative that Louis be viewed as everything Johnson was not.
Louis did not know what to make of the young teenager, but he kind of liked him so he put up with the bag carrying even though the gesture embarrassed him and made him the butt of a few jokes when people referred to Junior as his valet. This association only lasted for a chunk of 1932 then, but eventually evolved into a life-long friendship when the youngster grew up. The boy born Smith also took a ring name a little bit later and became known to the world as Sugar Ray Robinson, one of the few, if not the only, boxer in history regarded as Louis’ superior.