Name: LOUIS, JOE-BILLY CONN I WIRE PHOTO (1941-1ST ROUND)
History: On June 18,1941 Joe Louis fought Billy Conn for the Heavyweight Title at the Polo Grounds in New York.In a fight that many said Louis was losing, Louis finally caught up with Conn and Ko'd him in the 13th round. Louis was quoted, "he can run, but he can't hide." Conn, the light heavyweight champion put on a dazzling display of boxing before getting cocky and starting to exchange with the stronger, more powerful Louis. Clearly ahead on the scorecards the tactic cost Conn a victory and preserved the title for Joe Louis. Offered here is an original wire photo showing a 1st round slip by Conn which was a preview of the end which came 13 rounds later.
Full description: This is an original International News Photo wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Mild crease at lower right corner. Small tear at lower left border. 8" x 10."
Size: 8 x 10
Categories: Photograph - Conn, Billy - Louis, Joe
Condition: very good
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