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Max Baer

MAX BAER

RAISED IN LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA, BAER BEGAN HIS
BOXING CAREER IN 1929 AT AGE 20 IN OAKLAND. HE
WON HIS FIRST TWELVE FIGHTS BY KNOCKOUTS. IN
1933, WEARING THE STAR OF DAVID ON HIS TRUNKS,
HE KNOCKED OUT MAX SCHMELING, "THE FIGHTING
PRIDE OF NAZI GERMANY", IN THE TENTH ROUND.
ON JUNE 14, 1934 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, BAER
POUNDED PRIMO CARNERA TO THE FLOOR TWELVE
TIMES. HE WON THE FIGHT WITH AN ELEVENTH
ROUND KNOCKOUT, BECOMING HEAVYWEIGHT
CHAMPION OF THE WORLD. ENSHRINED IN THE BAY
AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME IN 1988.




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