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Joe Louis' Greatest Fights: Louis-Conn

Updated: June 2, 2006, 12:42 PM ET
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn June 18, 1941

It was a scenario that had been repeated many times before, a good little man versus a good big man: Corbett versus Sullivan, Dempsey versus Willard, and the classic, David versus Goliath. Now it was to be Billy Conn, the former light heavyweight champion who had given up his lighter crown to take on the heavyweight champion of the world, Joe Louis. The fight was to be Conn's 174 pounds vs. Louis' 199 -- their announced weight, although ...

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