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Old 06-11-2008, 08:47 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by OLD FOGEY
Max Schmeling wrote in his autobiography that if he had gotten the shot at Braddock after his ko of Louis in 1936 and had won the championship, he was planning to retire.

My question--where would Schmeling rate on the all-time list if this very plausible scenario played out? Schmeling ko's Louis in 1936, regains title from Braddock, and then retires, never fighting Louis a second time?

And where would Louis rate?
Schmeling has his share of disappointing losses before he fought Louis. If he retired after beating Bradock, I think he might rat a bit higher than where he is now, however Louis ranking would slip a few spots for sure.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:51 PM   #17
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If Louis got to go on and do everything else he accomplished, it would make Schmeling a top 5 heavyweight.

I'm glad it didn't happen that way. Hitler would have used it as his prime example of his superior race theory.
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