Max Baer Record & Stats

Max Baer Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 11 years and 10 months, Max Baer fought 81 times with 68 wins and 13 losses. By his last professional fight on April 4, 1941, Baer's boxing record stood at 68-13 (51 KO wins, 3 KO losses).

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Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Feb 11, 1909
Nov 21, 1959 (50 years)
May 16, 1929
51 (63%)
189 cm
206 cm
Ape Index
17 cm
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Max Baer's record and stats
Max Baer's Record

      Max Baer was an American professional boxer. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. on February 11, 1909. Baer made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 on May 16, 1929. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on November 21, 1959 at the age of 50 years. Baer is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights81
      KO Wins51
      Total Title Wins3
      Title Defenses0
      Title-Fight KO Wins1
      Losses via KO3
      81Apr 4, 194132Lou NovaLossTKO8
      80Sep 26, 194031Pat ComiskeyWinTKO1
      79Jul 2, 194031Tony GalentoWinRTD7
      78Sep 18, 193930Babe RitchieWinKO2
      77Sep 4, 193930Big Ed MurphyWinKO1
      76Jun 1, 193930Lou NovaLossTKO11
      75Oct 26, 193829Hank HankinsonWinKO1
      74Mar 11, 193829Tommy FarrWinUD
      73May 27, 193728Ben FoordWinTKO9
      72Apr 15, 193728Tommy FarrLossPTS
      71Oct 19, 193627Dutch WeimerWinKO2
      70Oct 8, 193627Willie DaviesLossPTS
      69Oct 6, 193627Tim CharlesWinKO4
      68Sep 21, 193627Andy MillerWinNWS
      67Sep 14, 193627Bearcat WrightWinNWS
      66Sep 7, 193627Cowboy Sammy EvansWinKO3
      65Sep 4, 193627Cyclone LynchWinKO3
      64Sep 2, 193627Al GaynorWinKO1
      63Aug 31, 193627Don BaxterWinKO1
      62Aug 29, 193627Al FrankcoWinKO2
      61Aug 25, 193627Cecil MyartWinPTS
      60Aug 24, 193627Nails GormanWinTKO3
      59Jul 24, 193627Bob WilliamsWinKO1
      58Jul 17, 193627Cecil SmithWinPTS
      57Jul 16, 193627Junior MunsellWinKO5
      56Jul 13, 193627James MerriottWinKO2
      55Jul 2, 193627Buck RogersWinKO3
      54Jun 24, 193627Wilson DunnWinTKO3
      53Jun 23, 193627George BrownWinTKO4
      52Jun 19, 193627Harold MurphyWinPTS
      51Jun 17, 193627Bob FraserWinTKO2
      50Jun 15, 193627Tony SouzaWinPTS
      49Sep 24, 193526 Joe LouisLossKO4
      48Jun 13, 193526 James J. Braddock LossUD
      47Jun 14, 193425 Primo Carnera WinTKO11
      46Jun 8, 193324 Max SchmelingWinTKO10
      45Sep 26, 193223Tuffy GriffithsWinTKO7
      44Aug 31, 193223Ernie SchaafWinMD
      43Jul 4, 193223King LevinskyWinPTS
      42May 11, 193223Walter CobbWinTKO4
      41Apr 26, 193223Paul SwiderskiWinTKO6
      40Feb 22, 193223Tom HeeneyWinPTS
      39Jan 29, 193222King LevinskyWinUD
      38Dec 30, 193122Arthur De KuhWinPTS
      37Nov 23, 193122Les KennedyWinKO3
      36Nov 9, 193122Johnny RiskoWinPTS
      35Oct 21, 193122Santa CamarãoWinKO10
      34Sep 23, 193122Jack Van NoyWinTKO8
      33Jul 4, 193122Paulino UzcudunLossPTS
      32May 5, 193122Johnny RiskoLossUD
      31Apr 7, 193122Ernie OwensWinKO2
      30Feb 6, 193121Tommy LoughranLossUD
      29Jan 16, 193121Tom HeeneyWinKO3
      28Dec 19, 193021Ernie SchaafLossUD
      27Aug 25, 193021Frankie CampbellWinTKO5
      26Aug 11, 193021KO ChristnerWinKO2
      25Jul 15, 193021Les KennedyLossPTS
      24Jun 25, 193021Ernie OwensWinKO5
      23Jun 11, 193021Buck WeaverWinKO1
      22May 28, 193021Jack LinkhornWinKO1
      21May 7, 193021Tom TonerWinTKO6
      20Apr 22, 193021Ernie OwensWinPTS
      19Apr 9, 193021Jack StewartWinKO2
      18Jan 29, 193020Tiny AbbottWinKO6
      17Jan 15, 193020Tiny AbbottLossDQ
      16Dec 30, 192920Tony FuenteWinKO1
      15Dec 4, 192920Chet ShandelWinKO2
      14Nov 20, 192920Tillie TavernaWinKO2
      13Nov 6, 192920Natie BrownWinPTS
      12Oct 30, 192920Alex RoweWinKO1
      11Oct 16, 192920Chief CaribouWinTKO1
      10Oct 2, 192920George CarrollWinTKO1
      9Sep 25, 192920Frank RudzenskiWinKO3
      8Sep 4, 192920Jack McCarthyLossDQ
      7Aug 8, 192920Al Red LedfordWinKO2
      6Jul 31, 192920Benny HillWinPTS
      5Jul 24, 192920Benny HillWinPTS
      4Jul 18, 192920Al Red LedfordWinKO1
      3Jul 4, 192920Tillie TavernaWinKO1
      2Jun 6, 192920Sailor LeedsWinTKO1
      1May 16, 192920Chief CaribouWinTKO2

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      Max Baer was 189 cm tall (6' 2.41") with a reach of 206 cm (6' 9.10"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 17 cm (6.69"). Baer had a 63% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Max Baer's professional boxing career spanned more than 11 years — from 1929 to 1941.

      Baer made his debut against Chief Caribou at the age of 20 on May 16, 1929, defeating Caribou via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 6 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 4 wins via stoppage.

      Baer had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on June 14, 1934 after 46 professional fights, against Primo Carnera for the heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Carnera via 11th round TKO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Baer won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Baer's world title wins and defenses refer to "Max Baer World Titles".

      Some of Baer's best fights and notable victories include wins over Max Schmeling, Primo Carnera, Tony Galento, Ben Foord, Tuffy Griffiths, Tom Heeney, and Frankie Campbell.

      Max Baer had a total of 13 losses in his professional boxing career — one of them in a title bout and 12 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Jack McCarthy via 3 round DQ on September 4, 1929. He was stopped three times and lost 10 times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Max Baer's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against Lou Nova at 32 years of age, on April 4, 1941. Baer lost the fight via 8th round TKO.

      Baer retired from professional boxing with a record of 68-13, which included 51 knockout wins and 3 losses via knockout, and 1 title win. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1995.

      Career Highlights

      Max Baer fought a total of 81 times during his professional career. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Max Baer vs. Max Schmeling

        The first remarkable big fight in Max Baer's career. A 24-year old Baer (38-7, 28 KO) faced Max Schmeling on June 8, 1933. Schmeling was 27 years old with a record of 45-5-3. Schmeling was on a one-fight win streak with 31 KO wins. Baer was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage.

        Baer defeated Schmeling via 10th round TKO.

      • Max Baer vs. Primo Carnera

        A 25-year old Max Baer (39-7, 29 KO) faced Primo Carnera, who was 27 years old with a record of 78-6. Carnera was on a 18-fight win streak with 63 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage over Baer.

        Baer defeated Carnera via 11th round TKO to win the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.


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