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On this day: Joe Louis destroys Max Schmeling, scores stunning first-round knockout


On this day: Joe Louis destroys Max Schmeling, scores stunning first-round knockout

Eighty-four years ago and arguably the most important triumph in heavyweight history. On June 22, 1938, Joe Louis successfully defended his...

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20-20 vision – Greatest fighter from Germany: Max Schmeling

The Ring continues its look back at the greatest fighters ever from 20 nations. Next up is Germany.

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The Ring Archives: Born on this day: Joe Louis – part one

Joseph Louis Barrow was born on this day, May 13, 1914 in Lafayette, Alabama. His family moved to Detroit when...

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Christina Hammer first German to defend world title in U.S since Max Schmeling

Hall of famer Max Schmeling defending the heavyweight title against Young Stribling in Cleveland, Ohio, 87 years ago today (July 3). He was the only German boxer to defend a world title in the U.S. until female middleweight champ Christina Hammer recently did so in Detroit.

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The real heavyweight championship of the world and its history – Part 1

Author and boxing historian Lee Groves traces the most famous prize in sport from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

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From THE RING Archives: A unique look at Louis-Schmeling II

Being Christmas, we delve into our archives and look back at arguably the most famous heavyweight title fight in boxing history: Louis-Schmeling II.

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Literary Notes: ‘Jack Sharkey’

Thomas Hauser reviews James Curl’s book “Jack Sharkey: A Heavyweight Champion’s Untold Story,” about the underappreciated fighter who finished his career just as Joe Louis was emerging.

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The Ring celebrates the 100th anniversary of Joe Louis’ birth

One hundred years ago today Joe Louis, the owner of boxing’s greatest championship reign and the athletic catalyst for racial healing in America during the post-slavery era, was born. His life was one of supreme achievement, personal tumult and enormous influence.

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