Max Baer (boxer)

Max Baer ( born February 11, 1909 in Omaha, Nebraska, † November 21, 1959 in Hollywood, California ) was an American heavyweight boxing champion. Max Baer fought from 1929 to 1941 and was known for his punching power and pretty good taker skills, less on technique and training industry.

Baer was popular with the public and known for its unconventional sense of humor. His brother, Buddy Baer was also a boxer and failed early 1940s twice at world championship fights to Joe Louis.


In a fight on August 25, 1930 in San Francisco, the young boxer Frankie Campbell came through a Flurry Baers in the fifth round of their lives. The referee had not stopped the fight in time, even an unconscious hung as Campbell on the ropes. Baer was very shocked by this accident, thinking to quit professional boxing. Through generous donations, it enabled the children of the deceased the college visit. According to his own statements, he had all his life nightmares because of this struggle.

Since his meeting with Max Schmeling on June 8, 1933, New York, he always carried his struggles a large Star of David on his pants, his father was Jewish and he wanted to go to the seizure of power by the National Socialists in Germany show flag. He beat Schmeling, the not fully austrainiert worked in this fight by TKO in the tenth round.

He won the heavyweight title against Italian Primo Carnera on June 14, 1934 by TKO in the eleventh round after Carnera was eleven times on the ground. In his first title defense on 13 June 1935, he lost the title but to the great maverick Jim Braddock by a point defeat after a desultory fight over 15 rounds.

He then lost in his next fight by knockout in the fourth round against the emerging and undefeated Joe Louis. 1941 ended Baer finally after an early loss to Lou Nova his career.

After he had acted in a boxing match in Phoenix as an arbitrator, Baer traveled to Los Angeles and checked into the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. In the morning he suffered a heart attack while shaving and called a doctor. He died shortly afterwards in hospital. He was buried in Saint Mary's Mausoleum in Sacramento.


The world title fight between champion Max Baer and his challenger Jim "Cinderella Man" Braddock was founded in 2004 in the feature film The Comeback ( Original: Cinderella Man ) deals with Russell Crowe and Renée Zellweger. Max Baer was portrayed by Craig Bierko. The film shows the surprising comeback of the successful in the 1920s, but in the meantime rundown Braddock, the highlight of which is the World Championship fight against Baer. Max Baer in the film for dramatic reasons - represented as a dangerous bat, it touches little when he suggests dead his opponents in the ring - outsiders Braddock fight against the much stronger world title holder Baer. Before the championship fight Baer announces in this film Braddock at woman in a heated war of words even to make it to the widow. Jim Braddock he advises in the same war of words from the title fight against him seriously.

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