SCHMELING, MAX & HIS MANAGER JOE JACOBS WIRE PHOTO (1931)
Max Schmeling was born on September 28, 1905 in Klein Luckaw, Brandenburg, Germany. He won the World Heavyweight Title on June 12, 1930 in a bout with Jack Sharkey. He also held the German Light Heavyweight, European Light Heavyweight and German Heavyweight Titles. He retired after losing to Richard Vogt on October 31, 1948 with a final record of 56-10-4 with 38 KO's. Presented here is an original wire photo of Max Schmeling and his manager Joe Jacobs riding in a motor boat on June 9, 1931, about a month before his fight with Young Stribling. This is na original wire photo with caption on back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge and surface wear. 5 1/4" x 7 7/8."