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On this day: Joe Louis stops Primo Carnera

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25
Jun

On this day: Joe Louis stops Primo Carnera

Proxy battles are disputed in the boxing ring just as much as they are in any other major sport, from...

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22
Jun

Louis-Schmeling II, 85 years later, remains the most significant sporting event of the 20th Century

By 10 p.m. on the night of June 22, 1938, the streets of America were deserted. Over 60 million Americans,...

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21
Nov

Died on this day: Max Baer

One of the hardest-punching heavyweights in one of the division’s golden eras, and a colorful character outside the ring. The...

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28
Sep

Born on this day: Max Schmeling

A title won on a foul and a career marred by the political usage of his image were not enough...

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18
Aug

On this day: Joe Louis back in win column with brutal knockout of Jack Sharkey

The creation of a truly great heavyweight champion enters its second phase. On August 18, 1936, Joe Louis scored a crushing...

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17
Aug

Died on this day: Jack Sharkey

 His name is a composite from two of his heroes. In due time, he inherited their qualities as well. Jack Sharkey’s...

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22
Jun

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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08
Oct

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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13
May

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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03
Jul

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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