Schwarz Looks To Channel Schmeling Against Fury
While Andy Ruiz Jr has become the comparison du jour for an upset, following his win over Anthony Joshua, German Tom Schwarz is looking at another major upset for inspiration for his June 15th fight with Tyson Fury.
Walking into the ring on Saturday night, Schwarz is a 15-1 underdog against the former unified world heavyweight champion, Schwarz looks to channel the same kind of upset that Max Schmeling pulled off 85 years ago against Joe Louis inside Yankee Stadium.
“I’ve seen every fight Tyson Fury has ever had, several times,” Schwarz said on Monday’s conference call for their fight taking place on ESPN+. “He is a surprise package, a big man who boxes well for his size).
“The thing is, I am also a surprise package and will shock the world, 86 years after the great Max Schmeling did so against Joe Louis.”
The fight comes three days after the 89th anniversary of Schmeling becoming the first German world heavyweight champion when Jack Sharkey would lose via disqualification in the fourth round of their fight at Yankee Stadium,
Sharkey would gain revenge in a highly questionable split decision in 1932, Schmeling would then go on to lose to Max Baer a year later via knockout, then take the title from Louis in ’36, then lose in the first round of their 1938 rematch.
Fury, who called upon Anthony Joshua to retire if he loses to Ruiz Jr again later this year, also stated that he would retire if he lost to Schwarz on the 15th and then in a contractually obligated rematch.
“That’s if Tyson Fury really meant what he said,” Schwarz joked. “I guess I will also retire as well, because it won’t get any better than beating the best heavyweight in the world today.”
Quotes Via Boxing Scene