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Max Baer is arguably best known today for siring Max Baer Jr., the actor who played Jethro Bodine on the classic TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). However, old-timers, followers of the sweet science and viewers of the film Cinderella Man (2005) all know that Max Sr. was boxing's heavyweight champion of the world for all of 364 days, from.
Jeff, if you look at Baer’s boxing record he you will see that Baer did beat all the major contenders available in the 1930s. He beat Galento, Farr, Carnera, Schmeling, Schaff, Levinsky, Heeney, Risko, Uczudun, Campbell, Cobb, Loughran, The few he did lose to he usually beat in a rematch. He fought Louis with a broken hand and lost. But Mike Jacobs wouldn’t let Louis fight him again.
The first televised fight card in the United States came courtesy of NBC, which broadcasted Lou Nova’s 11 th-round TKO win over former world champion Max Baer at Yankee Stadium. “Never before.
Max scored 11 knockdowns on the way to his KO win over Carnera and at 25 he was thought by boxing fans to be invincible. Baer was 6’4”, had the physique of a Greek god and the punching power.
Nobody gave him much of a chance against Pacquiao—so even if the decision was controversial-- and it was--the record book would forever show him winning the fight. Horn returned to the ring last December against one Gary Corcoran, whose ability didn’t match his record of 17 wins in 18 contests. Horn dominated from the opening bell, cutting and pounding Corcoran until the referee waved off.
Max Baer (left), Nancy Kulp and Sharon Tate in The Beverly Hillbillies (1965) In 1962, Baer was cast in the role of the naive but well-meaning Jethro Bodine, Jed Clampett's nephew. He continued to take other parts during the nine-year run of The Beverly Hillbilles and appeared on the television programs Vacation Playhouse and Love, American Style, as well as in the western A Time for Killing.
This snapshot of Max Baer's life was captured by the 1940 U.S. Census. Max Baer was born about 1887 in Austria. In 1940, he was 53 years old and lived in St Augustine, Florida, with his wife, Gertrude.