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Schmeling vs. Louis

The 1938 World Heavyweight Championship was not only a settlement between a colored and a white man, but between fascism and democracy.

[boxing] A fight for the World Heavyweight Championship in 1938 was a unique event. The newspapers announced on the day of the match that something extraordinary was going to happen. In addition to about 70.000 spectators at Yankee Stadium, approx. 100 million gather around their radios. 20 million Germans and 60 million Americans would listen to the reporters' voices with great excitement.

National prestige. In the summer of 2006, the sports world's interest was concentrated on the World Cup. . .

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