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The Boxer And The Blonde

Frank Deford | Sports Illustrated | 17th June 1985

Gorgeous, lyrical profile of Pittsburgh boxer Billy Conn, who almost beat Joe Louis in 1941. “There was bedlam. It was wonderful. This was the best it had ever been and ever would be, the 12th and 13th rounds of Louis and Conn on a warm night in New York just before the world went…

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