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 taken on July 16, 1930 depicting Schmeling showing his championship belt to his mother while in Berlin, Germany after winning the title from Jack Sharkey. This is an original Wide World wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge and corner wear. 7" x 9 1/2."