On June 19, 1936 Joe Louis fought former World Heavyweight Champion Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in New York. Louis was undefeated in 23 fights coming into this fight. Schmeling had won three straight. Both men were trying to get a shot at the World Heavyweight Title. In this fight it was all Schmeling. Max used an effective right hand and stopped Louis in the 12th round. Presented here is an antique wire photo from this bout.
This antique wire photo from the first bout between Louis and Schmeling is 8" x 10." There are small creases in the corners and along the edges. There are two small rips along the left edge and there is a small rip along the bottom edge. There is a larger crease in the lower left corner. Clean image.