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Smithsonian gets gloves from Louis-Schmeling fight

Updated: February 1, 2007, 8:10 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Joe Louis' boxing gloves, worn in his first historic fight with German Max Schmeling in 1936, were donated Wednesday to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History by a family that has owned the gloves for 70 years.

Ken Milburn, of Windsor, Ontario, donated the gloves and accompanying photographs to the museum. He had received the items from his aunt and uncle, who was a business partner of Louis' lifelong manager, John Roxborough.

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