Max Schmeling boxer

Max Schmeling boxer
bouts
70
won
56
lost
10
draw
4
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1924-08-02
Height
6′ 1″/185cm
Reach
76″/193cm
Age
99
Born
1905-09-28
Death
2005-02-02
Nationality
Germany

Starting his professional career in 1924, Schmeling went to the United States in 1928 and, after a ninth-round technical knockout of Johnny Risko, became a sensation. He became the first to win the heavyweight championship (at that time vacant) by disqualification in 1930, after opponent Jack Sharkey knocked him down with a low blow in the fourth round. Schmeling retained his crown successfully in 1931 by a technical knockout victory over Young Stribling. A rematch in 1932 with Sharkey saw the American gaining the title from Schmeling by a controversial fifteen-round split decision. In 1933, Schmeling lost to Max Baer by a tenth-round technical knockout. The loss left people believing that Schmeling was past his prime. Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party took over control in Germany, and Schmeling came to be viewed as a Nazi puppet.citation neededIn 1936, Schmeling knocked out American rising star Joe Louis, placing him as the number one contender for Jim Braddock's title, but Louis got the fight and knocked Braddock out to win the championship in 1937. Schmeling finally got a chance to regain his title in 1938, but Louis knocked him out in one round. During World War II, Schmeling served with the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) as an elite paratrooper (Fallschirmjäger). After the war, Schmeling mounted a comeback, but retired permanently in 1948.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1948-10-31 Richard Vogt WWWWDD Waldbuehne, Westend LOST
Points
1948-10-02 Hans Joachim Draegestein WDLLLD VFB Platz, Kiel WIN
Technical knockout
1948-05-23 Walter Neusel LLWWWL Platz in Hamburg-Altona, Altona LOST
Points
1947-12-07 Hans Joachim Draegestein WDWWDL Omnibushalle, Altona WIN
Points
1947-09-28 Werner Vollmer WWLWLL Waldstadion, Frankfurt WIN
KO
1939-07-02 Adolf Heuser WWWWW Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn, Stuttgart WIN
KO
1938-06-22 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
KO
1938-04-16 Steve Dudas LLWWWW Hanseatenhalle WIN
KO
1938-01-30 Ben Foord WWWLLL Hanseatenhalle WIN
Points
1937-12-13 Harry Thomas WLDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1936-06-19 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
1935-07-07 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWLD Poststadion, Moabit WIN
Points
1935-03-10 Steve Hamas LDWWWW Hanseatenhalle WIN
KO
1934-08-26 Walter Neusel WWWDWW Sandbahn Lokstedt WIN
Technical knockout
1934-05-13 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWWL Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona DRAW
Majority decision
1934-02-13 Steve Hamas WDLDWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1933-06-08 Max Baer WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
Technical knockout
1932-09-26 Mickey Walker WWWWLW Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
1932-06-21 Jack Sharkey WWWLDW Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens LOST
Split-decision
1931-07-03 Young Stribling WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
1930-06-12 Jack Sharkey WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
1929-06-27 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Points
1929-02-01 Johnny Risko LWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1929-01-21 Pietro Corri LWLLLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1929-01-04 Joe Sekyra LDWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1928-11-23 Joe Monte LWWLDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1928-04-04 Franz Diener WWWWWW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
Points
1928-03-11 Ted Moore WLWWLL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Points
1928-02-25 Gipsy Daniels WLWWLL Festhalle, Frankfurt LOST
KO
1928-01-06 Michele Bonaglia WWDWWW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
KO
1927-12-02 Gipsy Daniels WWWLWW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
Points
1927-11-06 Hein Domgoergen WWWWWW Achilleion, Leipzig WIN
KO
1927-10-02 Louis Clement LLDLWW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Technical knockout
1927-09-02 Robert Larsen LWDWDL Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
Technical knockout
1927-08-07 Willem Westbroek WWDWLW Radrennbahn, Essen WIN
KO
1927-08-01 Jack Taylor DLWWLW Sagebiel WIN
Points
1927-06-19 Fernand Delarge WLWWDL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
KO
1927-05-17 Raoul Paillaux WLWWWW Sagebiel WIN
KO
1927-05-08 Robert Larsen LLWDWD Stadion Radrennbahn, Frankfurt WIN
Points
1927-04-26 Stanley Glen LWLLL Sagebiel WIN
KO
1927-04-08 Francois Charles WWLWLD Sportpalast WIN
Technical knockout
1927-03-12 Leon Sebilo LWDLLL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
KO
1927-02-04 Joe Mehling LDLLLL Zirkus Sarassani, Dresden WIN
Technical knockout
1927-01-23 Louis Wilms LLLLLL Jahrhunderthalle, Wroclaw WIN
Technical knockout
1927-01-07 Jack Stanley WWWWDL Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
KO
1926-10-01 Herman van 't Hof WWWLWL Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
1926-08-24 Max Diekmann WDWDWW Luna Park, Halensee WIN
KO
1926-07-13 August Vongehr DLWLLL Luna Park, Halensee WIN
Technical knockout
1926-03-19 Willy Louis DLWLLL Hochhaus-Sportschule, Cologne WIN
KO
1926-02-12 Max Diekmann LWWWDW Kaiserdamm Arena DRAW
Points
1925-11-08 Rene Compere LWDWLW Cologne WIN
Points
1925-08-28 Larry Gains LWWWDW Kristallpalast, Cologne LOST
KO
1925-06-13 Leon Randol LWLLLL Brussels DRAW
Points
1925-05-09 Jack Taylor WWLWLW Messehalle, Cologne LOST
Points
1925-04-28 Fred Hammer DLWLW Bonn WIN
Points
1925-04-03 Jimmy Lyggett Sr WDWLLW DRAW
Points
1925-03-15 Alfred Baker WLLLLD Schauburgring, Cologne WIN
KO
1925-03-01 Leon Randol WWWLWL Cologne WIN
KO
1925-01-20 Joe Mehling WWLWLL Kriegervereinshaus WIN
Points
1925-01-18 Johnny Cludts WLLWLL Schauburgring, Cologne WIN
KO
1924-12-26 Jimmy Lyggett Sr WWWWDW Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
1924-12-17 Richard Hartig WLLWLL Saalbau Friedrichshain WIN
KO
1924-12-07 Battling Mathar LLLLLL Tonhalle, Düsseldorf WIN
KO
1924-12-04 Hans Breuer Colonia-Haus, Cologne WIN
KO
1924-10-31 Fred Hammer D Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
KO
1924-10-10 Max Diekmann D Sportpalast, Schoeneberg LOST
Technical knockout
1924-10-04 Harry Rocky Knight LLLLDD Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
Points
1924-09-20 Willy Louis Duisburg WIN
KO
1924-09-19 Henri van der Vyver DL Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
KO
1924-08-02 Hans Czapp LDWLL Tonhalle, Düsseldorf WIN
KO