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Boxing Legend Max Schmeling Dies

Melissa Block talks with David Margolick, author of the forthcoming Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a World on the Brink, about the death of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.

The German boxer, famous for his two championship fights with the American Joe Louis, died this week at age 99.

Audio provided courtesy of Cayton Sports Inc.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.