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
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.