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  Max Baer (1909-1959)
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Max Baer (1909-1959)

Max Baer was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1909 and grew up in Colorado and California, working on his father's cattle ranches. Armed with a devastating right hand, he beat Max Schmeling in 1933 before defeating Primo "The Ambling Alp" Carnera in 1934 for the world heavyweight title. Baer had German and Scottish blood, but the press identified him as a Jew by the Star of David he wore on his boxing shorts.

Career Record
Won: 72, KOs: 53
Lost: 12
Draw: 0

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