This Day in Boxing

Max Baer KOs Max Schmeling This Day June 8, 1933

 

Max Baer KOs Max Schmeling This Day June 8, 1933

 

  • Max Schmeling 189 lbs
  • Max Baer 203 lbs
  • TKO at 1:51 in round 10 of 15
  • Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
  • Referee: Arthur Donovan
  • Judge: Charley Lynch
  • Judge: Joe Agnello

 

Notes:

Purses: Schmeling: $78,000, Baer: $26,000

Schmeling was floored for about an eight-count, and got back up groggy. Baer continued to pummel his opponent before Referee Donovan stepped in to spare Schmeling from further punishment.

A crowd of 53,000 (with another 3,300 with passes)–including Jack Sharkey and Primo Carnera–paid $239,676.07, to assure a fair profit for Jack Dempsey in his first big promotional venture.

In The 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time! (published by The Ring Magazine in 2003), Baer is ranked #22 and Schmeling #55.

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