Find out more about the People & Events featured in The Fight.
Joe Louis (1914-1981)
Max Schmeling (1905-2005)
Jack Johnson (1878-1946)
Jack Dempsey (1895-1983)
Jack "Chappie" Blackburn (1883-1942)
John Roxborough and Julian Black
Joe Jacobs (1898-1939)
The Louis-Schmeling Fights, 1936 and 1938
Boxing Promotion in New York City
Joe Louis in Harlem
Black Boxers and the Idea of a "Great White Hope"
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