After I posted that, I was trying to look up info to see if he was really
still living. It appears he might be, but instead of 95, he should be 99!
Anybody know for sure if Max is still living?
You're right. Today, that fight would have been stopped at just over 1
minute. The reporter that called it "2 minutes, 4 seconds of ***" was
Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.
>> Considering what he did for a
>> living, it's incredible that Schmeling is still living, and gladly
>> autographs at his home outside of Hamburg at the age of 95!
> Considering what Joe did to him in just 2 minutes and some in the
> first round, it's incredible he's still alive at all... I am always
> shocked by the old fight footage and how long the refs allowed the
> punishment to continue in those days. Today's referees would have
> stopped that fight after he was on the ropes the first time - and
> rightly so.
> I missed quite a bit of the documentary but chanced on it and what I
> saw was great. I'll be looking for it if they repeat it again.
> David "The Boxing Hamster" Malone.