Regular price $2,500.00

On June 19, 1936, Joe Louis and Max Schmeling fought as the main event in Yankee Stadium. Louis was undefeated and a rising star in the division. Schmeling was seen as another stepping stone to an eventual title shot. In a stunning upset Schmeling would KO Louis in the 12th round. 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 an original numbered print by Sports Illustrated which has been signed by both Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.
This is an original numbered (677 of 1500) print on heavy stock. Pictures both fighters in color action. Boldly signed at the bottom by Schmeling and Louis in pencil. Bold color and sharp image. Clean. No creases or tears. professionally matted and framed. 16" x 20."

Size: 16 x 20

Condition: near mint