Max Schmeling vs Jack Sharkey

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Max Schmeling vs Jack Sharkey
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Date: 
Thursday, June 12, 1930
Location: 
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
Unlimited
Titles at Stake: 
NYSAC Heavyweight World Championship & NBA Heavyweight World Championship
Referee: 
Jim Crowley

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Jack Sharkey and Max Schmeling were fighting for the World Heavyweight Championship, which had been vacant since Gene Tunney, the previous titleholder, retired on July 31, 1928.
The Ring Magazine rated Sharkey as the #1 heavyweight contender and Schmeling was rated #2.
Sharkey won the first three rounds, but he was disqualified after he landed a low blow late in the fourth round. Schmeling became the first boxer to win the World Heavyweight Championship on a foul.
Both fighters earned $177,971.
The gross gate was $749,934 and the net was $711,668.
In the total attendance of 79,222 were 74,153 paid admissions.
Notable personalities in attendance included former World Heavyweight Champions Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney, heavyweight contenders Paolino Uzcudun and Johnny Risko, New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, automobile entrepreneur Walter Percy Chrysler, film directors Ernst Lubitsch and Josef von Sternberg, and actress Marlene Dietrich.
On January 7, 1931, the New York State Athletic Commission stripped Schmeling of the title after his manager, Joe Jacobs, refused to enter into an agreement to defend the title in a rematch against Sharkey.




Fan Cards: Max Schmeling vs Jack Sharkey


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAX SCHMELING
9
9
9
27
JACK SHARKEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAX SCHMELING
9
9
9
27
JACK SHARKEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by BOXING PURIST
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAX SCHMELING
9
9
9
27
JACK SHARKEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAX SCHMELING
9
9
9
27
JACK SHARKEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MAX SCHMELING
9
9
9
27
JACK SHARKEY
10
10
10
30


Comments

rorschach's picture

Historic fight. I could only find it with Japanese dub-over audio at first, but then found the ESPN Classic version where you can only hear English. I know, I know why don't I just mute it? Good question, the reason is I like to hear (usually) what the announcers have to say. Plus I like hearing the crowd.

rorschach's picture

Another reason is because the all English version is around one minute fifteen seconds longer than the dub-over.

rorschach's picture

Round 1: Sharkey on the strength of his jab. He also countered well with both the hook and right hand, but he won the round with the jab. Max was to cautious for me, he did land with a lunging jab, and a nice leaping hook, and got in a jolting right hand, but Jack controlled the round from beginning to end.

Champion97's picture

Good on you for writing up these long, detailed analyses, I think they are a great read!

rorschach's picture

Thanks Champ, I appreciate that.

rorschach's picture

Round 2: Sharkey. Both fighters are more aggressive, Schmeling leaps in and it looks like he sets off a trip wire, because Sharkey counters with a perectly timed right to the jaw that has Max clinching for a few seconds. Sharkey goes back to work with the jab jab jab he doesn't miss many, Max lands a jab of his own and lungs back in but lands back in the clinch. Max lands a right, but it's not his usual booming right, Sharkey goes on the attack and lands a volley of punches then disengages. Jack lands a pair of double jabs then comes crashing down with a big right hand to end the round a take it on my card.

rorschach's picture

Round 3: Sharkey. Both fighters come out quickly to meet in the center of the ring, but this time it's Max that gets off and lands a jab right hand to the point of the chin that Sharkey takes well. They engage in the clinch and Sharkey works over Schmeling's body then disengage again, Max lunges back in and lands a left hook. They measure each other and Jack attacks and lands a fantastic 4 punch combo, 2 rights, a uppercut & finishes off with a left hook. Then leads off and lands another uppercut, Jack measures with his left then lands a booming right to Schmeling's head. Max isn't doing much now probably a little groggy from the barrage of punches Sharkey has landed. Sharkey goes back to the jab then finishes the round with a wicked right hand left hook combo to win the round decisively.

rorschach's picture

Round 4: Opens with Sharkey keeping keeping Max at distance with his jab, this fight for the most part has been all Sharkey. Schmeling working working trying to get in range, and beyond Jack's stiff jab, this has been almost all Sharkey. Schmeling tries to rush Jack only to be met with a crashing right to the skull! Schmeling tries to dive in again, but this time Sharkey attempted to counter with a powerful left to the body but he misjudged and the punch strayed low, a clear accident. Schmeling's cornermen run into the ring and carry Max back to his corner, the ref never started a count, waived off the fight or signaled anything, until he finally calls for a DQ against Sharkey, and not the corner of Schmeling for entering the ring during the round. Jack had not fouled once until this obvious accident, was given no prior warnings at all. To me Schmeling should have been DQ'ed for his corner coming to his aid during the round, similar to what happened to Marco Antonio Barrera in his 1st fight with Junior Jones. Sharkey was well on his way to running away with this fight in dominate fashion, this was a hasty DQ at the very most the round should have been awarded to Schmeling. Jack was by far and away the better fighter on this day to see the fight end this way is honestly not right, but he got his revenge a little over 2 years later in the rematch.

Boxing Purist's picture

Sharkey was boxing beautifully and looked to be well on his way to a comfortable decision win of the heavyweight title. Unfortunate the fight ended like it did the low blow was a clear accident.

Might have been a bit of theater there.