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Louis shows "Master Race" who the Master is

Updated: October 14, 2005, 10:13 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

June 22, 1938

Two years after suffering his first defeat, Joe Louis seeks to exact his revenge on Max Schmeling. But the fight is for more than the heavyweight championship, more than two individuals competing. It is built into a battle of two ideologies.

In one corner is Schmeling, representing Hitler (though Schmeling isn't a Nazi) and everything fascism stands for. In the other corner is the champion Louis, representing the U.S. and everything democracy means. Louis was ...

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