The first bout on June 19, 1936, when he defeated the previously unbeaten Louis in the 12th round and the rematch in 1938, when Louis knocked out Schmeling
to regain the world title.
Former world heavyweight champion Max Schmeling
has died at the age of 99.
("Petronius and the Satyrica", pp.
black struggle: Joe Louis and Max Schmeling
in 1938 before Louis'
, the German Heavyweight boxer who Fought America's Joe Louis in 1938 in one of the most politically and racially charged fights all time, is the subject of several projects, including one from Spike Lee.
1930: Germany's Max Schmeling
, above, won the world heavyweight boxing title against Jack Sharkey in New York on a disqualification in round four - and is the only man to win the title in such a manner.
Joe Louis was another African American but this time he united the nation as he took on Nazi Germany's Max Schmeling
. Think Rocky IV in black and white.
Her victory (with dark hair like mine!), certainly helped me boost my self image and the pride in our neighborhood reminded me of the joy, years before, when Joe Louis beat Max Schmeling
. You go, Bess!
The former British heavyweight champion finally has a firm date for his comeback after contracts were signed for a showdown with Italian Francesco Pianeta, 23, in the Max Schmeling
Halle, Berlin, on August 30.
Ruiz, whose cause was helped by a chorus of boos in the Max Schmeling
Halle when the result was announced, said: "I think the decision is ridiculous ( not only does it destroy me but it doesn't do any good for boxing.
The German, meanwhile, hopes to emulate the great Max Schmeling
, the great pre-war fighter who beat the legendary Joe Lewis to take the world crown, in the days when there was only one title, before being savagely beaten in the return.
BOXING: Max Schmeling
, the former world heavyweight champion who scored one of boxing's greatest upsets with his 1936 defeat of Joe Louis, has died at the age of 99.