On June 22, 1938, two years after suffering the lone defeat of his prime at the hands of Schmeling — the German puncher who’d been cast as an example of Aryan supremacy — Joe Louis responded with an emphatic first-round knockout before more than 70,000 fans at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/File) by Avis Thomas-Lester (NNPA)–James “Winky” Camphor , of Baltimore is 86, but he remembers the fight like it happened yesterday. It was June 22, 1938 and more than 70,000 fight fans crowded into Yankee Stadium to witness a contest that was much more than a boxing bout. It was a grudge match—Black against White, African American versus Aryan, the so-called “Land of the Free” battling Nazi Germany.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, poses for photos with his father, Floyd Mayeather Sr. after defeating Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision in a WBC welterweight title fight, May 4, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (NEW YORK) – Galvanized by an unprecedented deal with Showtime that guarantees him at least $32 million per fight, boxing great Floyd (Money) Mayweather Jr. sits atop the 10th annual Sports Illustrated Fortunate 50, which ranks the 50 highest-earning professional athletes in the U.S. With $90 million in projected earnings for 2013, Mayweather tops the list for the second consecutive year. The complete list is available at si.com/Fortunate50 and is also featured in the May 20, 2013 edition of SI.
FALLON FOX by Michael Martinez (CNN) — Born a man, Fallon Fox became a woman through surgery and then trained to fight in mixed martial arts.