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22/06/1938 Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round

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Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling II - June 22, 1938

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Joe Louis (1914-1981)

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Muhammad Ali Sad Tears For Boxer Joe Louis

The Louis-Schmeling rematch came on – one year from the day Louis had won the World Heavyweight title. There were more than 70,000 fans and the fight drew gate receipts of $1,015,012. After only a few seconds of feinting, Louis unleashed a tireless barrage on Schmeling, knocking him out at the end.