High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Joe Louis vs. Max
Schmeling refer to two separate fights which are among boxing's
most talked about fights. Schmeling won the first match by a
knockout in round twelve, but in the second match, Louis won
through a knockout in the first round. Although the two champions
met to create a pugilistic spectacle remarkable on its own terms,
the two fights came to embody the broader political and social
conflict of the times. As the first significant African American
athlete since Jack Johnson, Louis was among the few focal points
for African American pride in the 1930s. Moreover, as a contest
between representatives of the United States and Nazi Germany
during the 1930s, the fights came to symbolize the struggle between
democracy and fascism. Louis' performance in the bouts therefore
elevated him to the status of the first true African American
national hero in the United States.
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