|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1917|
|Death: ||May 29, 1993|
Hall of Fame boxer who was the Light Heavyweight Champion from 1939-41. His fight with Joe Louis on June 18, 1941 at the Polo Grounds in NYC was one the greatest fights of the century. Conn, outweighed by more than 25 pounds came within two rounds of dethroning Louis. He was ahead on the scorecards of two of the officials and even on the third, when in the 13th round, overconfident, he decided to slug it out with the "Brown Bomber." He ran into a left hook and then a hard right by Louis and was counted out by the referee with only 2 seconds left in the round. Conn's career ring record was 63 wins 12 loses and 1 draw. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
Plot: Section 60A, Lot 37, Grave 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 27, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6485
I was nine whenyou fought Louis in '46, Billy. I'd just had a birthday and my parents allowed me to stay up late and listen to the fight on the radio. It was the first match I'd ever heard, and I still remember it. Louis may have won, but he had to wor...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 21, 2014
Patricia Spellman Saville
Added: Aug. 28, 2013
R.I.P. SIR.......SAY HELLO TO JOE FOR ME. TODAY CHAMPIONSHIP BOUTS ARE 12 ROUNDS, NOT 15.|
Added: May. 29, 2013
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