February 04, 2005

Max Schmeling has died, aged 99.: Schmeling, one of the greatest boxers of his era, defeated Jack Sharkey in 1930 to become World Heavyweight champion, but he is probably best known for the legendary bouts with Joe Louis and his uncomfortable closeness to the Nazi Party.

posted by afx237vi to boxing at 04:05 PM - 2 comments

You have to give it up to Schmeling, he never gave in to the nazis. He did what he thought was right and did not waver. He made a good amount of money later in life when he bought the first Coca-Cola franchise in Germany. He also paid for Joe Louis' funeral.

posted by MKG59 at 10:44 PM on February 04, 2005


posted by psmealey at 07:25 PM on February 07, 2005

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