How Max Schmeling Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Max Schmeling reached the astounding age of 99 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous boxer.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Storied fighter who became the world heavyweight champion in 1930, and held the title until 1932. His career record was 56-10-4, with 40 wins coming by way of knockout.

He became interested in boxing as a teenager, after his dad showed him some fight videos.

He earned the nickname Black Uhlan of the Rhine and in 2003, The Ring magazine ranked him 55th in their list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time.

How did Max Schmeling die?

Max Schmeling's death was caused by Natural Causes.

Information about the death of Max Schmeling
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Age of death99 years
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1905
Death dateFebruary 2, 2005
Place of deathWenzendorf, Germany
Place of burialN/A


"Looking back, I'm almost happy I lost that fight. Just imagine if I would have come back to Germany with a victory. I had nothing to do with the Nazis, but they would have given me a medal. After the war I might have been considered a war criminal."

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"I had a happy marriage and a nice wife. I accomplished everything you can. What more can you want?"

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