View Full Version : Your Thoughts On Max Schmeling?


Perfect Plex
04-26-2011, 10:33 PM
Give me your take on his boxing career? Not just the Louis rematch. His overall career.

How great of a fighter was Max? Resume, Skills, Longativity etc

Wild Blue Yonda
04-26-2011, 11:32 PM
Give me your take on his boxing career? Not just the Louis rematch. His overall career.

How great of a fighter was Max? Resume, Skills, Longativity etc

He would almost certainly be under-rated historically were it not for the triumph over the young Louis, but Schmeling was a smart tactician and clever fighter, arguably the best of his generation. I feel he wouldve beaten Baer in a rematch, and he seemed to have won his return fight with the very handy Sharkey. His title reign belies his talents for certain, he had a heavy overhand right to compliment his savvy. His speed overall was probably a weakpoint, but all boxers have weakpoints. He did best some very respectable competition.

Who are you?
04-29-2011, 05:12 PM
I dont think he was very good and I think either Klitschko brother KOs him early.

Ziggy Stardust
04-29-2011, 06:14 PM
I dont think he was very good and I think either Klitschko brother KOs him early.

Why not just come right out and say "Kick me I'm ignorant"? :rolleyes9:

Poet

Barnburner
04-29-2011, 06:45 PM
Why not just come right out and say "Kick me I'm ignorant"? :rolleyes9:

Poet
Ignore him, he made a thread in the lounge called "What do you think of this style." Posting a picture of himself looking "cool" or in my eyes, like a right salad tosser :lol1:

Ziggy Stardust
04-29-2011, 06:46 PM
Ignore him, he made a thread in the lounge called "What do you think of this style." Posting a picture of himself looking "cool" or in my eyes, like a right salad tosser :lol1:

:hahahaha9::hahahaha9::hahahaha9:

Barnburner
04-29-2011, 06:51 PM
:hahahaha9::hahahaha9::hahahaha9:
:rofl:

http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459951

Barnburner
04-29-2011, 06:55 PM
:rofl:

http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459951
Anyway, back on topic.

A very good fighter, a Top 20 Heavyweight in my opinion. He had a great right hand as has already been mentioned. Another point is, before his move to the U.S.A is record wasn't great at all, which is extraordinaty.

His past prime win against Louis, is one of the greatest in boxing history.

Ziggy Stardust
04-29-2011, 06:57 PM
:rofl:

http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459951

:haha: :gay:

Joeyzagz
04-29-2011, 08:04 PM
I have him top 20 as well.

Max's win over a prime Joe Louis is best win in Heavyweight history.

mickey malone
05-02-2011, 05:42 PM
I suppose when comparing the heavyweight champions Schmeling falls somewhere into the middle but will always be remembered as the only man to handily beat a prime Joe Louis and for this feat alone he achieves legendary status.
Like Gene Tunney, Schmeling was a very cultured individual who after boxing excelled in business, and it should be mentioned, used large sums of his wealth to champion humanitarian causes all over the world which included paying medical bills and taking care of his old adversary, the Brown Bomber.

Max Schmeling was trapped under the wing of Nazi Germany, survived two world wars and lived until he was 99. What he must have experienced throughout his life has to be one of the most incredible journals in sporting history.

Barnburner
05-02-2011, 05:57 PM
Makes me really angry when people bash him for "Being a Nazi"

Don't they realise he took in two Jewish kids in the ghetto clearings?
He paid for Joe Louis' funeral.
etc etc. The list goes on great man.

He also looks like Jack Dempsey.