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Max Schmeling Record

Total Fights70
Title Wins3
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins39
KO Losses5
Max Schmeling Record & Stats
Max Schmeling's Record
Max Schmeling's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Max Schmeling's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 24 years and two months, Max Schmeling fought 70 times with 56 wins, 10 losses, and 4 draws.

      Schmeling retired from professional boxing with a record of 56-10-4, which included three heavyweight world-title wins and one successful title defense fight. He had a 55.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 39 of his total 70 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Schmeling suffered five knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Joe Louis in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 10 round PTS defeat to Richard Vogt on October 31, 1948.

      Some of Schmeling's best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Joe Louis, Mickey Walker, Young Stribling, and Jack Sharkey), Henry Thomas, Walter Neusel, Paulino Uzcudun, and Adolf Heuser.

      70Oct 31, 194843Richard VogtLossPTS
      69Oct 2, 194843Hans Joachim DraegesteinWinTKO9
      68May 23, 194842Walter NeuselLossPTS
      67Dec 7, 194742Hans Joachim DraegesteinWinPTS
      66Sep 28, 194742Werner VollmerWinKO7
      65Jul 2, 193933Adolf HeuserWinKO1
      64Jun 22, 193832Joe LouisLoss *TKO1
      63Apr 16, 193832Steve DudasWinKO5
      62Jan 30, 193832Ben FoordWinPTS
      61Dec 13, 193732Henry ThomasWinTKO8
      60Jun 19, 193630Joe LouisWinKO12
      59Jul 7, 193529Paulino UzcudunWinPTS
      58Mar 10, 193529Steve HamasWinKO9
      57Aug 26, 193428Walter NeuselWinTKO9
      56May 13, 193428Paulino UzcudunDrawMD
      55Feb 13, 193428Steve HamasLossUD
      54Jun 8, 193327Max BaerLossTKO10
      53Sep 26, 193226Mickey WalkerWinTKO8
      52Jun 21, 193226Jack SharkeyLoss *SD
      51Jul 3, 193125Young StriblingWin *TKO15
      50Jun 12, 193024Jack SharkeyWin *DQ
      49Jun 27, 192923Paulino UzcudunWinPTS
      48Feb 1, 192923Johnny RiskoWinTKO9
      47Jan 21, 192923Pietro CorriWinKO1
      46Jan 4, 192923Joe SekyraWinPTS
      45Nov 23, 192823Joe MonteWinKO8
      44Apr 4, 192822Franz DienerWinPTS
      43Mar 11, 192822Ted MooreWinPTS
      42Feb 25, 192822Gipsy DanielsLossKO1
      41Jan 6, 192822Michele BonagliaWinKO1
      40Dec 2, 192722Gipsy DanielsWinPTS
      39Nov 6, 192722Hein DomgoergenWinKO7
      38Oct 2, 192722Louis ClementWinTKO6
      37Sep 2, 192721Robert LarsenWinTKO3
      36Aug 7, 192721Willem WestbroekWinKO3
      35Aug 1, 192721Jack TaylorWinPTS
      34Jun 19, 192721Fernand DelargeWinKO14
      33May 17, 192721Raoul PaillauxWinKO3
      32May 8, 192721Robert LarsenWinPTS
      31Apr 26, 192721Stanley GlenWinKO1
      30Apr 8, 192721Francois CharlesWinTKO8
      29Mar 12, 192721Leon SebiloWinKO2
      28Feb 4, 192721Joe MehlingWinTKO3
      27Jan 23, 192721Louis WilmsWinTKO8
      26Jan 7, 192721Jack StanleyWinKO8
      25Oct 1, 192621Herman van't HofWinDQ
      24Aug 24, 192620Max DiekmannWinKO1
      23Jul 13, 192620August VongehrWinTKO1
      22Mar 19, 192620Willy LouisWinKO1
      21Feb 12, 192620Max DiekmannDrawPTS
      20Nov 8, 192520René CompèreWinPTS
      19Aug 28, 192519Larry GainsLossTKO2
      18May 9, 192519Leon RandolDrawPTS
      17May 9, 192519Jack TaylorLossPTS
      16Apr 28, 192519Fred HammerWinPTS
      15Apr 3, 192519Jimmy Lyggett SrDrawPTS
      14Mar 15, 192519Alfred BakerWinKO8
      13Mar 1, 192519Leon RandolWinKO4
      12Jan 20, 192519Joe MehlingWinPTS
      11Jan 18, 192519Johnny CludtsWinKO2
      10Dec 26, 192419Jimmy Lyggett SrWinDQ
      9Dec 17, 192419Richard HartigWinKO1
      8Dec 7, 192419Battling MatharWinKO3
      7Dec 4, 192419Hans BreuerWinKO2
      6Oct 31, 192419Fred HammerWinKO3
      5Oct 10, 192419Max DiekmannLossRTD4
      4Oct 4, 192419Rocky KnightWinPTS
      3Sep 20, 192418Willy LouisWinKO1
      2Sep 19, 192418Henri van der VyverWinKO3
      1Aug 2, 192418Hans CzappWinKO6

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Max Schmeling (Black Uhlan of the Rhine) was a German professional boxer. He was born in Klein Luckow, Province of Brandenburg, Prussia, German Empire on September 28, 1905. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on February 2, 2005 at the age of 99 years. Schmeling was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1992. His professional boxing career spanned more than 24 years — from 1924 to 1948.

      Schmeling made his professional boxing debut against Hans Czapp at the age of 18 on August 2, 1924, defeating Czapp via 6th round KO. He went on to win 3 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 2 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on June 12, 1930 after 49 professional fights, against Jack Sharkey for the heavyweight NBA (vacant), NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Sharkey via 4 round undefined to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Schmeling won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Schmeling's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Schmeling had a total of 10 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Richard Vogt at 43 years of age, on October 31, 1948. Schmeling lost the fight via 10 round PTS.


      Schmeling had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and one successful title defense. He won two of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Max Schmeling fought for a heavyweight world title in three fights and won once. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 12, 1930Jack SharkeyHeavyweightNBA*, NYSAC, The RingDQ
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Max Schmeling had two heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jul 3, 1931Young StriblingHeavyweightNBA, The RingTKO

      Title Losses

      Max Schmeling lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 21, 1932Jack SharkeyHeavyweightNBA, The RingSD


      Schmeling fought a total of 70 times during his professional career, which includes 4 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 12, 1930: Schmeling wins his first world titles by defeating Jack Sharkey via 4 round disqualification. He is now the NBA , NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight world champion.

      • July 3, 1931: Schmeling successfully defends the NBA and The Ring heavyweight titles against Young Stribling, winning the fight via 15th round TKO.

      • June 19, 1936: Max Schmeling beats Joe Louis via 12th round KO.


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