Blow by Blow Between Maxes
Courtesy of the CAMDEN COURIER-POST - June 9,
They came out cautiously. Neither struck a blow for five seconds.
Baer rushed him to the ropes slugging him with rights and lefts to the
head and body. Schmeling backed away from another flurry of blows. They
clinched. Baer pushed Schmeling into a corner and pummeled him in the
body. Baer was cautioned when he seized Schmeling with his left hand
around the neck and pummeled him with terrific rights to the ribs.
Schmeling sent a left jab to Baer's nose. Baer countered with a right to
the jaw. Schmeling laid in a beautiful right cross to Baer's nose. This
shook the Californian to his heels. A trickle of blood came from Baer's
nose. Baer danced around as he waited for another opening, At the bell
both men were slugging and the crowd was in an uproar.
Baer jabbed Schmeling twice in the face. Schmeling danced around and
sent two left jabs into Baer's face. Baer crowded Schmeling to the ropes
and pounded the back of his head. Baer caught Schmeling with a hard left
to the chin. He backed Schmeling up against the ropes again and shot
hard rights and lefts into the German's face. Schmeling seemed worried.
Baer landed a blow in the stomach, which Schmeling thought was low.
Schmeling turned to Referee Donovan but the referee motioned him to
continue the fight. Schmeling sent a hard right cross to Baer's jaw but
the latter came back with a resounding left hook to the German's' jaw.
Schmeling clinched and held. They were broken by Donovan and Baer almost
put Schmeling down with half a dozen lefts and rights to the head just
before the bell. Schmeling was bleeding slightly from the mouth, and in
some distress when he went to his corner.
Schmeling came out cautiously. Baer let go one that looked a little
low to Donovan and he cautioned the Californian. They danced around.
Schmeling came in close and pounded the Californian's body. Baer missed
a long right by a foot and the crowd laughed. Baer, however, followed
this miss right up with a hard right to the pit of the stomach.
Schmeling shoved Baer into a corner and landed a right to the heart.
They milled about in close, both pounding the body. Baer stepped out of
a clinch and chopped a hard left and right to the chin. Schmeling seemed
durable and took them without backing up. They were slugging in the
middle of the ring at the bell.
Baer popped a left into the German's face, Schmeling danced around
cautiously, circling to Baer's left. Baer threw in four or five lefts
and rights to the face and body. Baer almost pushed Schmeling off his
balance and made a gesture of shaking hands in apology. Schmeling poked
two lefts to the face followed by a right cross. Baer took them without
any seeming annoyance. Schmeling drove a hard right to the jaw. Baer
missed a right to the chin. They clinched. They exchanged light lefts to
the head. Schmeling buried his head on Baer's shoulders and pounded his
opponent's body. They were fighting toe to toe at the bell,
They rushed into a clinch. They exchanged left jabs to the face,
Schmeling pushed his opponent against the ropes and pounded the body
with rights. Baer seemed to be taking it easy at this stage. Suddenly
Baer opened up and landed two good lefts and a right to the head.
Schmeling threw two hard rights which landed on Baer's left ear. The
Californian grinned. Baer sank a hard left to the stomach and followed
it with three rights to the head. Schmeling caught Baer with a sharp
left to the chin. He backed Baer up against the rope and pounded his
body. Baer threw a hard right against the German's chin, but Schmeling
kept boring in. Schmeling put his head on Baer's neck and pushed his
opponent's body. At the bell Baer landed a hard left to the chin.
Schmeling landed a light left to the face. Baer countered with three
straight lefts, none of the three hurting Schmeling. Schmeling drove
Baer into a corner and they pummeled each other in the body. Baer landed
a left and then another left to Schmeling's jaw without a return. They
clinched. Coming out of the clinch, Baer landed a right to the jaw which
sent Schmeling against the ropes. As the German rebounded Baer caught
him with a terrific right which shook Schmeling to his heels. Baer poked
Schmeling in the face with several lefts. Baer landed a blow in the pit
of the stomach which looked low to Referee Donovan. The crowd booed
Donovan when he warned Baer. They were in a clinch at the bell.
They came out cautiously. Both landed hard rights to the head. Baer
poked a long left into the German's face. Schmeling pushed Baer against
the ropes and belabored his body. Baer sank a hard right into the
stomach. They circled around the ring. Schmeling backed Baer into a
corner again and shot several hard rights to the heart. Baer backed away
as Schmeling threw several authoritative lefts to the body. Schmeling
landed a left and right to the head. Baer missed a hard right to the
head, almost swinging himself off his feet.
Baer threw a left into the stomach. Baer held his left shoulder high
as Schmeling swung several rights to the jaw. Baer landed a solid left
hook to the body. They clinched. They pounded each other in close. Baer
got Schmeling on the ropes and clouted him with two rights to the head,
They clinched. Coming out of the clinch, Schmeling landed a left hook to
Baer's chin. Baer grazed Schmeling's chin with a right which he threw
from the floor. Baer held out his long left teasingly and smiled as he
poked Schmeling several times. 'They roughed each other about a bit
at the bell and the crowd booed.
Baer poked two lefts to the face. Schmeling did the same thing. Baer
missed a right which he telegraphed. He tried again and this time landed
right on the button. Schmeling did not like it. Baer rushed Schmeling to
the ropes and smacked him several hard rights to the head. Joe Jacob's,
Schmeling's manager, began to yell from his corner. Schmeling stopped
and turned around. This caused Jacobs to cry, "watch him." Schmeling
went into a clinch. Baer pushed the German away and sank a left to the
body and followed it with two lefts and two rights to the head.
Schmeling crossed a right to Baer's chin but the Californian did not
seem to mind it. Baer pushed Schmeling against the ropes again and
landed several rights to the head as the bell rang. Baer delivered a
backhanded slap just as the bell rang and Schmeling countered with a
vicious right. They threw several more punches after the bell rang and
the crowd went wild.
Baer rushed out like a madman and threw lefts and rights to the
German's head. Schmeling held. They circled about. Schmeling sent a
vicious left to Baer's nose which drew blood. Baer threw five successive
rights to Schmeling's head and had him groggy against the ropes. Baer
floored Schmeling coming out of a clinch Baer floored Schmeling with a
right to the chin. Schmeling down. Schmeling came up after a count of
seven and Baer rushed out slugging with lefts and rights. The German was
out on his feet and Referee Arthur Donovan stopped the fight, awarding
the fight to the Californian, Max Baer.