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Old 03-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 13—Max Schmeling went the way
of all "come back" flesh here tonight, when the champion of other days was buffeted around by young Steve
Hamas for the better part of 12 rounds. At no time was the
German anything like a vivid reminder of the days when his
agile ring mind and the lightning in his punch felled such
gladiators as Johnny Risko and Willie Stribling and Mickey
Walker.
The years bringing defeat and idleness—and matrimony
-have done their grim job. They have stolen the fire from
his fighting brain and the vigor from his limb. Today Max
is just another saddened "has been" with the memory of
cheerful yesterdays.
* As he explained it in his dressing room after the turnup, "I knew what to do all the time, but I just couldn't do it."
Oddly enough Schmeling himself doesn't yet seem to think
he is a pugilistic antique. "Oh, no, I'm not going to quit,"
he.declared. "I think I need a fight or two.to get back my
old form. Why didn't I shoot my right more? I couldn't
see him so good after I got that cut eye."
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 13—Max Schmeling went the way
of all "come back" flesh here tonight, when the champion of other days was buffeted around by young Steve
Hamas for the better part of 12 rounds. At no time was the
German anything like a vivid reminder of the days when his
agile ring mind and the lightning in his punch felled such
gladiators as Johnny Risko and Willie Stribling and Mickey
Walker.
The years bringing defeat and idleness—and matrimony
-have done their grim job. They have stolen the fire from
his fighting brain and the vigor from his limb. Today Max
is just another saddened "has been" with the memory of
cheerful yesterdays.
* As he explained it in his dressing room after the turnup, "I knew what to do all the time, but I just couldn't do it."
Oddly enough Schmeling himself doesn't yet seem to think
he is a pugilistic antique. "Oh, no, I'm not going to quit,"
he.declared. "I think I need a fight or two.to get back my
old form. Why didn't I shoot my right more? I couldn't
see him so good after I got that cut eye."
A slightly premature declaration I think.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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Id say. He nearly killed Hamas in the rematch.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #4
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Most people wrote Schmeling off after the first Hamas fight.

He seems to have somehow lost his form, then got it back again.
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Going back to Germany rejuvenated his career.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Why didn't Schmeling press the momentum of his great win over Louis ? He came back to the ring only 18 months later. Was he busy in the government ?
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Why didn't Schmeling press the momentum of his great win over Louis ? He came back to the ring only 18 months later. Was he busy in the government ?
There was nothing to press.

He stood supreme over any potential contender.
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There was nothing to press.

He stood supreme over any potential contender.
Why didn't he get another shot at the title then ?
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