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    Boxing Legend Dies at 99

    Max Schmeling, former World Heavyweight Champion has died at the age of 99. He was one of only 3 men to ever beat Joe Louis.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/boxing/4235901.stm

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    The only man to beat Louis before Joe was forced into a comeback due to Uncle Sam's tax bill.

    The word "legend" is bandied about til it's almost meaningless, but Schmeling certainly qualifies. A noble, principled man.
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