Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

September 9, 2005


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Frankfurt, Germany, September 10, 1966: Boxing greats Joe Louis, right, and Max Schmeling watch Muhammad Ali defeat Karl Mildenberger from ringside seats at Frankfurt's Forest Stadium. Louis and Schmeling met in two politically-charged fights just before World War II, with Schmeling — viewed by the Nazis as a symbol of German superiority — handing Louis his first loss in 1936 and Louis rebounding with a first-round knockout two years later.