The U.S. Olympic committee was threatening to spoil the party by boycotting the 1936 Olympic games. Hitler looked to Germany's best known international athlete, Max Schmeling, for help.
Boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling were connected to some very well-known people.
Boxing manager Joe Jacobs was an unstoppable public relations dynamo.
Jack Miley, sports columnist for the New York Daily News, admitted he underestimated Max Schmeling in 1936.