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Max Schmeling

Awards And Accomplishments

1924 Won first professional fight, knocking out Kurt Czapp on August 2
1926 German light heavyweight title
1927 European light heavyweight title
1928 German heavyweight title—defeated Franz Diener
1930 World heavyweight title—defeated Jack Sharkey
1936 Upset Joe Louis in match at Yankee Stadium
1938 Defeated by Louis in rematch at Yankee Stadium
1992 Inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame

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