Name: CONN, BILLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
History: Billy Conn was born on October 8, 1917 in East Liberty, Pennsylvania. He started his professional career with a win over Bob Dorman on August 30, 1934.He won the World Light Heavyweight Title in a bout with Melio Bettina on July 13, 1939. He fought Joe Louis twice for the World Heavyweight Title but was not victorious. In the first fight in 1941 Conn had Louis outpointed, but decided to go for the knockout and was stopped himself in the 13th round. Conn fought many of the greats of the era including: Solly Krieger, Gus Lesnevich, Teddy Yarosz, Vince Dundee and Tony Zale. He retired after fight Joe Louis in an exhibition match on December 10, 1948 with a final record of 63-12-1 with 14 KO's. Billy Conn passed away in 1993. Offered here is a promotional photograph of Billy Conn which he has signed and inscribed to sports writer Charles Lesemann.
Full description: This is an original promotional photo of Conn in full, fight pose. Boldly signed and inscribed in green ink, "To my friend Charles Lesemann from Billy Conn." Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Tiny crease in lower left corner. Minor corner wear. 8" x 10."
Size: 8 x 10
Categories: Autograph - Conn, Billy -
Condition: very good
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