Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling - June 22, 1938

On June 22, 1938, the great American boxer Joe LOUIS defended his world heavyweight title against Max SCHMELING from Germany. The bout was held in Yankee Stadium, New York, on the eve of World War II. and it had political color - democratic freedom America against Nazi Germany, although Schmeling was never a Nazi. Max Schmeling was down two times before the final knockdown in the first round. It was broadcast by radio to millions of listeners worldwide, but Germans cut the broadcast before the fight was stopped.