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Today Huff Post takes a look our local 8,000 lb public art piece that was paid for with a $350,000 commission from Sports Illustrated magazine. We're talking about the Fist of Joe Louis. Michelle McKinney, one of the organizers of the 2009 "Joe Louis: Home Town Hero" exhibit, believes the monument falls short of representing the boxer. "Joe Louis had a very generous spirit," McKinney said. "The fist, to me, didn't capture that. It focused on him as a marketable commodity. ... He was gentle. He was a philanthropist, he was funny, he knew the blues ... he was a ladies man." [Huff Post Detroit]

[Huff Post Detroit]