Year in review: fight various battles. Cut-outs. "Knockouts". Photos from various Boxer brains, large, close. A photo of a scientist, the Boxer brains examined. Microscopic examination of the brain. Man on the street smoking cigarette. Boxing match advertising. Passers-by will be asked for their opinion. Actuality: "Whether to allow boxing or ban." - "Oh, I'd say, allow" - "also in view of accidents and the deadly outputs in these accidents?" - "Yes, the Boxer did myself on it. Then why are you doing that. So, it would give me in and of itself equals."-"this is a raw sport, which has no beauty who lives only by raw forces. There's nothing aesthetic in what would irritate me so personally to see that at all, nor to promote."-"Yes, I'm Very much against it, totally against it, but I am Very much for sport not for boxing."-"Why not?"-"because it too dangerous."-" Yes, I do not know I can not expressing myself, that they themselves need to know, people, whether they fight or not. "-"you should allow still you, because I am Economist. It depends on A lot of them in the general economy; the events, etc., everything must somehow earn."
Various stock images from boxing matches of the last 20 years. Heinz Neuhaus petrol station. Interview with him before his petrol station. Heinz Neuhaus tells his opinion of professional boxing. Quote: "an important decision in my life was that I became professional. Regret I am definitely not. I would become a professional, I would today somewhere on a work as a locksmith today I own petrol station. Yes, what you say health damage? You can't, judge even himself not that under no circumstances, but in my opinion, everything is alright."
Willi Höpner about professional boxing. Interview: "my decision to become a professional Boxer, 25 years ago was right. I would choose today exactly like. I now work as a trainer and go next spring to Africa to Zaire as a coach. I have not suffered believe damage to health." Recordings: Höpner to a school of the German Foundation for international development. Peter Müller as a singer in an event.
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Year in review: the human box in Germany 20 years ago: duel at its most elementary level. For almost 3,000 years, fascinated the bulk boxes, meets his alleged highlight - precipitation - instincts. That thousands of boxers with their health, that one hundred with their lives for the fist fight paid so far was considered mere statistical summation of preventable cases. A British neurologist knows better. After her death, he examined the brains of 15 boxers. His knowledge: Every Boxer must expect a lasting damage. The doctor destroyed cells found in each of the 15 brains, 12 copies the partition between the halves of the brain was torn.
And yet professional boxing seems after the decline of recent years again to the audience sports to become. In Hamburg, we confronted passers-by with the facts: 281 ring dead after the war: 6,000 spectators at the recent boxing events. "Whether to allow boxing or ban."
"Oh, I'd say, allow."
"Even in the face of the accidents and the deadly outputs in these accidents?"
"Yes, the boxers are Yes itself ' off blame." Then why are you doing that. So, it would be in and of itself the same me."
"This is a raw sport that beauty has no one who lives only by raw forces. There is nothing aesthetic in what would irritate me so personally to see that at all, nor to promote. "Yes, I'm Very much against it, entirely against, but I am Very much for sport not for boxing."
"Because it's too dangerous."
"Yes, I can't, I me not to express." That they themselves need to know people, whether they fight or not. "You should still allow them, because I'm Wirtschaftier. "It depends on A lot of them in the general economy: the events, etc., everything must somehow earn."
Fight the big deal? Smart organizers are to build on the Congress hours of professional boxing in Germany on the way. at that time, 40 to 50,000 spectators filled the fighting arenas. It hides back UFA: box in Germany 20 years ago - bread and circuses for some, social titillation for the others.
Max Schmeling was allowed to build on his post-war startup on its enduring popularity. Even as a 44-year climbed the first and only German world champion in the ring, to make the startup money for his civil career.
After fighting Schmeling his comeback attempt with changeable output finished Max. Henceforth, he kept contact with his fans, who held him until today the loyalty as referee. After Schmeling 6 boxers dominated the German and European Boxing for many years: Hein ten Hoff and Heinz Neuhaus in Gerhard Hecht in the light heavyweight and Middleweight, heavyweight and Willi Hoepner of the Cologne Peter Müller and Gustav Scholz from Berlin.
The heavyweight champion of the first post-war years was called Hein ten Hoff. His appearance filled arenas. Title fight in Berlin against Arno Kölblin - with original comment: "the 5th round. Ten Hoff goes the whole hog. Kaiser is severely damaged. He's trying to cling to his opponent. A right hook of ten Hoff takes the decision. "Superior winner by Hein ten Hoff, the German champion was knocked out."
The long hamburger was the sound for many years not only in the ring. The career of the successful as box teacher and restaurateur Norddeutscher received a sharp bend when it hit Heinz Neuhaus - a bull-fighter from Dortmund, Germany. Neuhaus, who had become just as European champion, had no chance the sensitive technicians from the North.
"The decisive phase in slow motion. Neuhaus suddenly lands a heavy Uppercut, throwing ten Hoff on the boards. The referee counts, in vain, the long Grove strives again to rise. He has drawn to a fracture of the fibula in the crash. -This is The end. "Within 50 seconds Heinz Neuhaus won by k.o."
20 years later: Heinz Neuhaus regretted his decision for the professional today?
Heinz Neuhaus: "an important decision in my life was that I became professional. Regret I am definitely not. I would become a professional I would today somewhere as a locksmith on one plant, today I have an own petrol station. Yes, what you say health damage? You can't, judge even himself not that under no circumstances, but in my opinion, everything is alright."
The stars of sports, politics, stage and film were previously regulars on the ring. It was chic to soufflieren show colleagues, ultimately forced their affiliation to the day celebrities with garden and shock from the ring's position. Also Willi Hoepner was 'in', as he succeeded, Hein thing to remove the title of the German heavyweight champion.
Hoepner famous left hook made boxing history, nobody knows his opponent today.
Hoepner belonged to the eresten professionals, who lived a toned fighting machine like professionals, fixed only on success. In four years, the breakthrough is to tip him. As European champions, he gave revenge which he had wrested the title of the man: Gerhard Hecht. The two best Halbschwergewichtler of the post-war period gave up nothing. Pike has recovered from its rainfall, Hoepner in the 13th round at the end of his strength. A right JAB takes the decision. Pike has the title, Hoepner the next battle in the eye.
20 years later, Willi Hoepner preparing on a school of the German Foundation for international development in Bonn on a new section of his professional life. French and economics are on the schedule that day. The ex-Pro can look back in anger?
Willi Hoepner: "my decision to become a professional Boxer, 25 years ago was right. I would just back me decision en. I am now working as a coach and go into next spring to Africa to Zaire as a coach. I have not suffered believe damage to health."
So-called box scandal outraged the public since money determines almost everything in the professional - sometimes even the outcome of a battle. That is one of the show, the slapstick to the essence of the box business, recognized in Germany as first Peter Müller.-his fans affectionately "The monkey, de AAP", referred to by.
Müller was always for mood. He pummelled his opponent through the ropes and took advantage of every opportunity for tricks and clowns, to take his followers for himself.
The burly Middleweights of Cologne left hardly one of his opponents on the legs at the beginning of his career. As his small Boxing means the climb slowed him, he turned to his power not only the opponent: he ended the fight against Hans Stretz to the German Championship title on his way. The newsreel reporter seemed ae 23 years ago: "referee Pippow cautioned Müller, something incredible happens. Müller suggests Pippow to the ground, without having to worry about the unconscious referee, plunges of senses which Müller with rage distorted face on Santana who obviously. Storms of protest of the audience erupt. Müller is behaving like a raging, attacking the opposite corner and the Organizer, meets the second of Santana by the ropes. No one is able to curb the possessed, who owns even the audacity to step down with the winning greeting. "Gustav Scholz of the coldest and most intelligent, certainly the most successful Boxer of the post-war period. He gave a new chance five years later Peter Müller.
"Only 50 seconds took the dream of Peter Miller on the European Championship."
Peter Müller apparently not among those boxers that mentally and physically destroyed countless ring battles. He remained a Kat - what may also apply to the professional - in the ring and outside.