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Joseph Abbott
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Today is the 75th anniversary of the heavyweight title rematch between Max Schmeling and Jack Sharkey. Schmeling is considered by many to have been the better boxer that night, but Sharkey was awarded the title on points.

That in itself matters little or nothing to most of you. What makes it interesting is the nationally broadcast reaction of Schmeling's manager, Joe Jacobs: "We was robbed!"

So now you know where that came from.
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