RIP Max Schmeling

Schmeling gave Joe Louis first loss

Max Schmeling, the heavyweight champion whose two fights with Joe Louis set off a propaganda war between the Nazi regime and the United States on the eve of World War II, died at 99.

See also Boxing Pays Tribute to Schmeling.

Funny how eagerly 1930's America supported "The Brown Bomber" when he was fighting a "Nazi". Too bad the media played it that way, too. Max was a good guy from all the reports I've heard.