Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nick Pond interviews Former World Boxing Champ Joe Louis

From the CBC History website. (Link)
What an amazing photo found on the Capitol Broadcasting Company's history website. ( Seen here is longtime WRAL sports personality Nick Pond interviewing former world boxing champion Joe Louis at ringside during a taping of "Championship Wrestling" at WRAL TV studios in Raleigh NC. Pond hosted the Raleigh-only version of WRAL's wrestling broadcast for nearly a decade. (Bob Caudle hosted the syndicated version of the same show which was known as "All-Star Wrestling". This was in the years before the name of the show was changed to "Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling.")

Joe Louis did many spots for Jim Crockett Promotions as a special guest referee in bouts all across the territory around the years 1967-1968.

Wish we knew who the wrestlers were in the ring, standing in the "bad guys" corner awaiting their match.