Boxing


This is an aircheck of the Joe Louis - Jack Sharkey boxing match of August 18, 1936. It was recorded from station KHJ. This was the first fight Louis had after being knocked out by Max Schmeling in June 1936. He would defeat Schmeling in 1938. Sharkey was hoping to keep his boxing career going in this match, but retired after losing to Louis. * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.