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Louis-Schmeling: More than a fight

Updated: June 19, 2013, 6:40 PM ET
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

It was only two minutes and four seconds 'Fore Schmeling was down on his knees He looked like he was praying to the good Lord To 'Have mercy on me, please.'

--Bill Gaither

Blues singer and guitarist Bill Gaither probably didn't sleep much the night of June 22, 1938. He was too busy celebrating and writing a hit song he would record for Decca Records the very next day. Gaither called it "Champ Joe Louis (King of the Gloves)," and according to the lyrics, the bluesman "Came all ...

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