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Max Schmeling boxer

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

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 Titles Result
Oct. 31, 1948 Richard Vogt WWWWDD Waldbuehne, Westend LOSS
Points
Oct. 2, 1948 Hans Joachim Draegestein WDLLLD VFB Platz, Kiel WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1948 Walter Neusel LLWWWL Platz in Hamburg-Altona, Altona LOSS
Points
Dec. 7, 1947 Hans Joachim Draegestein WDWWDL Omnibushalle, Altona WIN
Points
Sept. 28, 1947 Werner Vollmer WWLWLL Waldstadion, Frankfurt WIN
KO
July 2, 1939 Adolf Heuser WWWWW Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn, Stuttgart EBU European Heavyweight

Germany BDB Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 22, 1938 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

NYSAC World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
April 16, 1938 Steve Dudas LLWWWW Hanseatenhalle National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 30, 1938 Ben Foord WWWLLL Hanseatenhalle National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 13, 1937 Harry Thomas WLDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 19, 1936 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
July 7, 1935 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWLD Poststadion, Moabit WIN
Points
March 10, 1935 Steve Hamas LDWWWW Hanseatenhalle WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1934 Walter Neusel WWWDWW Sandbahn Lokstedt WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1934 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWWL Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona DRAW
Majority decision
Feb. 13, 1934 Steve Hamas WDLDWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 8, 1933 Max Baer WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1932 Mickey Walker WWWWLW Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1932 Jack Sharkey WWWLDW Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

NYSAC World Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
July 3, 1931 Young Stribling WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Cleveland National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1930 Jack Sharkey WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx vacant National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

vacant NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
June 27, 1929 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Points
Feb. 1, 1929 Johnny Risko LWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 21, 1929 Pietro Corri LWLLLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Jan. 4, 1929 Joe Sekyra LDWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Nov. 23, 1928 Joe Monte LWWLDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
April 4, 1928 Franz Diener WWWWWW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg Germany BDB Heavyweight

WIN
Points
March 11, 1928 Ted Moore WLWWLL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund Germany BDB Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 25, 1928 Gipsy Daniels WLWWLL Festhalle, Frankfurt Germany BDB Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Jan. 6, 1928 Michele Bonaglia WWDWWW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 2, 1927 Gipsy Daniels WWWLWW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 6, 1927 Hein Domgoergen WWWWWW Achilleion, Leipzig EBU European Light Heavyweight

Germany BDB Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 2, 1927 Louis Clement LLDLWW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund EBU European Light Heavyweight

Germany BDB Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 2, 1927 Robert Larsen LWDWDL Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 7, 1927 Willem Westbroek WWDWLW Radrennbahn, Essen WIN
KO
Aug. 1, 1927 Jack Taylor DLWWLW Sagebiel WIN
Points
June 19, 1927 Fernand Delarge WLWWDL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 17, 1927 Raoul Paillaux WLWWWW Sagebiel EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 8, 1927 Robert Larsen LLWDWD Stadion Radrennbahn, Frankfurt EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
April 26, 1927 Stanley Glen LWLLL Sagebiel EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 8, 1927 Francois Charles WWLWLD Sportpalast EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 12, 1927 Leon Sebilo LWDLLL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 4, 1927 Joe Mehling LDLLLL Zirkus Sarassani, Dresden EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 23, 1927 Louis Wilms LLLLLL Jahrhunderthalle, Wroclaw EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 7, 1927 Jack Stanley WWWWDL Sportpalast, Schoeneberg EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 1, 1926 Herman van 't Hof WWWLWL Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
DQ
Aug. 24, 1926 Max Diekmann WDWDWW Luna Park, Halensee vacant Germany BDB Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 13, 1926 August Vongehr DLWLLL Luna Park, Halensee vacant Germany BDB Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 19, 1926 Willy Louis DLWLLL Hochhaus-Sportschule, Cologne WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 1926 Max Diekmann LWWWDW Kaiserdamm Arena DRAW
Points
Nov. 8, 1925 Rene Compere LWDWLW Cologne WIN
Points
Aug. 28, 1925 Larry Gains LWWWDW Kristallpalast, Cologne LOSS
KO
June 13, 1925 Leon Randol LWLLLL Brussels DRAW
Points
May 9, 1925 Jack Taylor WWLWLW Messehalle, Cologne LOSS
Points
April 28, 1925 Fred Hammer DLWLW Bonn WIN
Points
April 3, 1925 Jimmy Lyggett Sr WDWLLW DRAW
Points
March 15, 1925 Alfred Baker WLLLLD Schauburgring, Cologne WIN
KO
March 1, 1925 Leon Randol WWWLWL Cologne WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1925 Joe Mehling WWLWLL Kriegervereinshaus WIN
Points
Jan. 18, 1925 Johnny Cludts WLLWLL Schauburgring, Cologne WIN
KO
Dec. 26, 1924 Jimmy Lyggett Sr WWWWDW Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
DQ
Dec. 17, 1924 Richard Hartig WLLWLL Saalbau Friedrichshain WIN
KO
Dec. 7, 1924 Battling Mathar LLLLLL Tonhalle, Düsseldorf WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1924 Hans Breuer Colonia-Haus, Cologne WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1924 Fred Hammer D Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1924 Max Diekmann D Sportpalast, Schoeneberg LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1924 Harry Rocky Knight LLLLDD Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
Points
Sept. 20, 1924 Willy Louis Duisburg WIN
KO
Sept. 19, 1924 Henri van der Vyver DL Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1924 Hans Czapp LDWLL Tonhalle, Düsseldorf WIN
KO