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Item # 580449

July 03, 1931

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, July 3, 1931

* Max Schmeling (German Boxer) vs. Young Stribling
* Title boxing match (pre fight)

This 14 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page:
"FIGHT ODDS SHIFT TO CHAMPION" with subheads (see photos). Unusual for such a nice headline here on the front page.

Other news of the day including period advertising. Usual browning with some margin wear and chipping, irregular at the spine, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: "Strib" missed his one great chance to become heavyweight champion of the world when he lost to Max Schmeling on July 3, 1931, on a technical knockout in the last 14 seconds of the 15th round. It was the first major fight to be broadcast live over national radio. When the fight ended, "Strib" went to shake hands with Schmeling who, although swarmed by photographers, insisted on being photographed with "Strib."

Category: The 20th Century