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Louis comes home a champ September 20, 1939 Although baseball has been king at �The Corner,� the site has also held other significant events. Here hometown favorite Joe Louis throws the 11th-round punch that knocked out Bob Pastor, a victory in keeping with Detroit�s reputation as City of Champions. The fight was scheduled for 20 rounds, with the ring set up in the middle of Briggs Stadium infield.

Louis comes home a champ September 20, 1939 Although baseball has been king at �The Corner,� the site has also held other significant events. Here hometown favorite Joe Louis throws the 11th-round punch that knocked out Bob Pastor, a victory in keeping with Detroit�s reputation as City of Champions. The fight was scheduled for 20 rounds, with the ring set up in the middle of Briggs Stadium infield.

Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan! LETS GO RED WINGS! I love this arena. I love Red Wings <3

Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan! LETS GO RED WINGS! I love this arena. I love Red Wings <3

Detroit Tigers star Hank Greenberg and heavyweight boxer Joe Louis clown around pregame at Detroit's Navin Field, circa 1935.

Detroit Tigers star Hank Greenberg and heavyweight boxer Joe Louis clown around pregame at Detroit's Navin Field, circa 1935.

Gordie Howe's statue is displayed inside Joe Louis Arena before a Detroit Red Wings playoff game on April 12, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan.

Gordie Howe's statue is displayed inside Joe Louis Arena before a Detroit Red Wings playoff game on April 12, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan.

Jones Soda Co. uses iconic Michigan images on their Made in Michigan limited-edition bottles, including The Joe Louis Fist, The Spirit of Detroit and the Mackinac Bridge Walk.

Jones Soda Co. uses iconic Michigan images on their Made in Michigan limited-edition bottles, including The Joe Louis Fist, The Spirit of Detroit and the Mackinac Bridge Walk.

The future site of Joe Louis Arena in 1978.

The future site of Joe Louis Arena in 1978.

Joe Louis @ Cobo~ Detroit, MI.

Joe Louis @ Cobo~ Detroit, MI.

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