July 27th, 2013
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Somehow Schmeling rose on the count of nine, and Baer went in for the finish. Weary and defenseless, the German dropped his gloves and swayed slowly on his heels. Baer could have thrown another right and knocked Schmeling out. Instead he turned pleadingly toward referee Arthur Donovan to stop the fight. Baer didn’t want to kill Schmeling, just embarrass the Nazis. Donovan stepped between the two fighters and stopped the bout by TKO at 1:51 of the 10th round. Max Baer had defeated the German hero. Hitler was not amused. The Nazi myth of racial superiority had been shattered. In Berlin, the Nazi leader threw one of his famous fits, ranting and raving, spittle dripping from his mouth, moaning about the Jews and how he would get even with them.