Chapter 3: Detroit Never Forgave Him
Then, with tears welling up in his eyes, Nick added, “You know, Detroit never forgave him for defeating Joe Louis. The public wanted a more colorful, dominating presence in the ring and they just couldn’t appreciate the subtle brilliance of his performances. Not only that but they felt that he was holding back in some of his most important bouts…that he was overly cautious. Well, do you want to know why?” I was riveted.