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Max Schmeling

Full Name: Maximilian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling
Profession: Boxer

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: World heavyweight champion between 1930 and 1932.

Born: September 28, 1905
Birthplace: Klein Luckow, Germany

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Died: February 2, 2005 (aged 99)

Historical Events

  • 1930-06-12 German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4 rounds in NYC for vacant NBA, NYSAC, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles; first time title won on a foul
  • 1931-07-03 German boxer Max Schmeling beats American Young Stribling by TKO in 15 in Cleveland in his first heavyweight title defence; first major fight broadcast live on national radio
  • 1932-06-21 German champion Max Schmeling loses NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight boxing titles in controversial split points decision to American Jack Sharkey in NYC, New York
  • 1936-06-19 German boxer Max Schmeling KOs up-and-coming American heavyweight Joe Louis in 12 rounds at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 1938-06-22 Joe Louis scores a stunning 1st round KO of German Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium, NYC to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

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