Regular price $1,250.00

Joe Louis fought Max Schmeling for the second time on June 22, 1938 at Yankee Stadium. Louis had been stopped by Schmeling in their first fight in 1936 marking the first time Louis had felt the sting of defeat. In this celebrated second fight Louis knocked Schmeling out in the first round to retain the World Heavyweight Title. This was one of the most historic fights in boxing history, fought against the backdrop of the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany and the loaming second World War. Offered here is a paper stock photograph of Joe Louis standing over the fallen figure of Max Schmeling which has been boldly signed by both fighters. It is a rare photo which includes the signatures of both Louis and Schmeling.
This is an original, paper stock, photograph from their second fight action. Louis has boldly signed the lower left corner in ink. Max Schmeling has boldly signed the lower right corner in black marker which he has inscribed and dated. Not creased or torn. Edges are slightly irregular. Clean front and back. 7 1/2" x 10."

Size: 7 1/2 x 10

Condition: excellent