LOUIS, JOE WIRE PHOTO (1936-TRAINING FOR 1ST SCHMELING FIGHT)
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 at his training camp in Lakewood, New Jersey on May 25, 1936 as he prepared for the fight. This is an original ACME Newspictures wire photo with his stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Tiny crease at upper right corner. Minor corner wear. 6" x 8."