On June 18, 1936 (delayed one day at Yankee Stadium in New York, Joe Louis fought German heavyweight Max Schmeling in what turned out to be an historic main event. Louis entered the ring undefeated, but the veteran Schmeling saw a flaw in his style, exploited it and knocked Louis out in the 12th round. Ring Magazine named this Fight Of The Year. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting Joe Louis lounging in bed on the day of the fight as members of the press look on. This is an original International News Photos wire photo with their stamp and caption on back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Small fold at lower left corner. No tears. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2."