Max Schmeling

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Max Schmeling

Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (September 28, 1905February 2, 2005) was a German boxer whose two fights with Joe Louis transcended boxing and became worldwide social events because of their national associations.


  • I said to myself, 'You're a man from a humble background, what you didn't learn in school, you'll learn now. Catch up.'
    • On becoming famous. [1]
  • Joe Louis is the hardest puncher that I've ever seen... He's a good man. Anyone who plans on beating him had better know what they're doing.
    • Describing Joe's punching power. [2]
  • I can't accept the title, to win it this way doesn't mean anything to me.
    • After winning the world heavyweight title because Jack Sharkey been disqualified. [3]
  • I received a letter from the Reich Ministry of Sports. They want me to split from Joe Jacobs, my manager since 1928.... I really need Joe Jacobs. I owe all my success in America to him.

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