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    1938 Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling II Original Painting by 1932 Olympic Gold Medal Winner Joseph Golinkin. On June 22, 1938, World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis defended his title against German challenger Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in New York. This was one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history. Schmeling had inflicted the only defeat on Louis two years earlier and now, against the backdrop of war and the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime in Germany, these two met again. The fight was one-sided. Louis came out aggressive from the start and dealt Schmeling a terrific beating that resulted in a first round knockout. It is reported that before Schmeling could be counted out, that Hitler had the plug pulled on the broadcast to Germany.

    Presented here is a perfect rendering of the historic fight, and it was created by 1932 Summer Olympics gold medal winner Joseph Golinkin. Known for his terrific New York scene, sporting event and American life paintings, Golinkin applied water color on rag paper, which is mounted on 31x23" cardboard. Fine condition.


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