Heavyweight championships bouts are inherently intense, exciting events, but the Joe LouisMax Schmeling fight in June 1938 generated intensity of a higher order. With the world on the brink of war, the battle between the African-American champion and the challenger from Nazi Germany assumed nearly mythic importance. When the mild-mannered Louis stopped by the White House to meet Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president extorted him, "America needs muscles like yours to beat Germany." In Berlin, Nazi propaganda czar Josef Goebbels bragged that the Aryan Schmeling would crush his racially inferior black opponent. Ring of Hate retells the story of a confrontation of pugilistic superheroes.
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Ring of Hate: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling: The Fight of the Century based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Real good read. In depth on the life s of not only louis and max but other boxers as well.