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- Max Schmeling, Joe Louis’s Friend and Foe, Dies at 99
Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) — Max Schmeling, the German heavyweight boxing champion who was miscast as a symbol of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in his 1938 bout with Joe Louis, died in his native Germany. He was 99.
Schmeling, who became the first fighter to beat Louis in their 1936 meeting, died on Wednesday in the German [...]