After Schmeling beat Louis in 1936, their rematch two years later pitted America against Nazi Germany. Louis decimated Schmeling in front of an enormous New York crowd.
Having lost his unbeaten record to the manic Panamanian, Leonard dazzled in the rematch, forcing the infamous ‘No Mas’ incident.
Though the second meeting in this historic trilogy was the least exciting, it saw Ali draw level with his closest rival.
- Evander Holyfield w pts 12 Riddick Bowe