Jimmy Braddock Beats Max Baer Next Schmeling. Heavyweight Boxing June 15 1935 B4
Max Schmeling and Joe Louis pose for photo during fourth anniversary of the U.S. 'People to People' program. Hotel Astor, NY, October 19, 1960.
Joe Louis Vs Max Schmeling Heavyweight Championship 11" X 14" Boxing Sepia Poster
Max Schmeling Trains (1931) Boxing became a mass sensation in the 1920s and, for a time, Max Schmeling (1905-2005) was the most popular boxer in Germany. For many Germans, boxing represented the rejuvenation of heroic male competition. The boxer evoked the Greek physical and spiritual ideal, but he was also modern – hard, clean and fast.
June 22 1938 - American boxer Joe Lewis defeated German Max Schmeling by one knockout in the first round. His victory made Lewis the US's first African American sports hero. Rather than being enemies, Lewis and Schmeling became close friends. The two men visited each other often and Schmeling was a pallbearer at Lewis's funeral.
22 Jun 38: Joe Louis defeats German boxing idol Max Schmeling in Yankee Stadium before a crowd of 70,000. Won by a TKO in the first round, FDR says, "Joe, we need muscles like yours to beat Germany." #WWII
Max-schmeling...Real name Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling Nickname(s) Black Uhlan of the Rhine Rated at Heavyweight Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Reach 193 cm (76 in) Nationality German Born September 28, 1905 Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German Empire Died February 2, 2005 (aged 99) Wenzendorf, Germany Stance Orthodox Boxing record Total fights 70 Wins 56 Wins by KO 40 Losses 10 Draws 4 No contests 0