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Billy Conn boxer

Billy Conn image
Status inactive
Age 75
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach 72½″/184cm
Debut 1934-07-20
Born 1917-10-08
Death 1993-05-29
Nationality USA
Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
76
won
64
lost
11
draw
1
bouts
76
won
64
lost
11
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 75
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach 72½″/184cm
Debut 1934-07-20
Born 1917-10-08
Death 1993-05-29
Nationality USA
Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Conn debuted as a professional boxer winning on July 20, 1934, against Johnny Lewis, via a knockout in round three.Conn built a record of 47 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw (tie), with 7 knockout wins, before challenging for the World Light Heavyweight title. Along the way, he beat former or future world champions Fritzie Zivic, Solly Krieger and Fred Apostoli, as well as Teddy Yarosz and Young Corbett III.

Conn debuted as a professional boxer winning on July 20, 1934, against Johnny Lewis, via a knockout in round three.Conn built a record of 47 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw (tie), with 7 knockout wins, before challenging for the World Light Heavyweight title. Along the way, he beat former or future world champions Fritzie Zivic, Solly Krieger and Fred Apostoli, as well as Teddy Yarosz and Young Corbett III.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 25, 1948 Jackie Lyons LWWLLD Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
Nov. 15, 1948 Mike O'Dowd LLWLL Macon WIN
Technical knockout
June 19, 1946 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
KO
Feb. 13, 1942 Tony Zale WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 28, 1942 Jay D Turner WWLWLL Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 12, 1942 Henry Cooper LWLLLL University Field House, Toledo WIN
Unanimous decision
June 18, 1941 Joe Louis WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York LOSS
KO
May 26, 1941 Buddy Knox LWLLLD Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
April 4, 1941 Gunnar Barlund WLLWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
March 5, 1941 Danny Hassett LLWWLL Uline Arena, Washington WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1941 Ira Hughes DWWDDL Clarksburg WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1940 Lee Savold WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 18, 1940 Al McCoy LWWLWL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 6, 1940 Bob Pastor WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
June 5, 1940 Gus Lesnevich WWWWLW Olympia Stadium, Detroit National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 10, 1940 Henry Cooper WWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 17, 1939 Gus Lesnevich LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 25, 1939 Melio Bettina WWWWLW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 14, 1939 Gus Dorazio LWLLWD Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
July 13, 1939 Melio Bettina WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 12, 1939 Solly Krieger LWWDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 10, 1939 Fred Apostoli WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 6, 1939 Fred Apostoli LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 28, 1938 Solly Krieger LLWWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 27, 1938 Honeyboy Jones LWLWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
Sept. 14, 1938 Ray Actis LLLWWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
July 25, 1938 Teddy Yarosz LWLWWL Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1938 Erich Seelig WWWLWW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Majority decision
April 4, 1938 Domenico Ceccarelli LLLWLL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
Jan. 24, 1938 Honeyboy Jones WDWWLW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
Dec. 16, 1937 Solly Krieger LWWLWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 8, 1937 Young Corbett III WWWWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 30, 1937 Teddy Yarosz WWWWWL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 13, 1937 Young Corbett III WWWWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
Points
Aug. 3, 1937 Ralph Chong LLDLLL Idora Park, Youngstown WIN
Technical knockout
June 30, 1937 Teddy Yarosz WWWWWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Split-decision
May 27, 1937 Oscar Rankins LWLWLW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Split-decision
May 3, 1937 Vince Dundee WLWWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
March 11, 1937 Babe Risko LLWWWL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 28, 1936 Fritzie Zivic LWWWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 2, 1936 Jimmy Brown WLWWWL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 22, 1936 Ralph Chong LLWLLL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1936 Charley Weise DDWLLL Islam Grotto, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 21, 1936 Roscoe Manning WWDLWL Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 8, 1936 Honeyboy Jones LLWWWW Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 10, 1936 Teddy Movan WLWWWL Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Unanimous decision
July 30, 1936 Teddy Movan WWLWWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1936 General Burrows WLLLLL Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Unanimous decision
June 3, 1936 Honeyboy Jones LWLLWL Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
May 27, 1936 Honeyboy Jones WLWLLW Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
May 19, 1936 Dick Ambrose LLLLLW Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Split-decision
April 27, 1936 General Burrows WWLLLL Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
April 13, 1936 Steve Nickleash LLLDWL Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
March 16, 1936 Steve Nickleash LLLLDW Northside Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 17, 1936 Louis Cook LLDWLL Northside Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 3, 1936 Louis Cook WLLDWL Northside Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 27, 1936 Johnny Yurcini LWLLL Northside Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1935 Steve Walters WWW Northside Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
Oct. 14, 1935 Teddy Movan WWDWLW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh DRAW
Points
Oct. 7, 1935 Johnny Yurcini LWLL Johnstown WIN
Points
Sept. 10, 1935 Johnny Yurcini LW Washington WIN
Points
Sept. 9, 1935 George Liggins LL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 19, 1935 Teddy Movan WWWDWL Hickey Park, Millvale LOSS
Split-decision
July 29, 1935 Ray Eberle LDWLLW Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Unanimous decision
July 9, 1935 Teddy Movan WDWWWD Hickey Park, Millvale LOSS
Points
June 10, 1935 Ralph Gizzy LLLLWL Hickey Park, Millvale LOSS
Points
June 3, 1935 Ray Eberle WDLDWL Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Split-decision
April 25, 1935 Ralph Gizzy DLLLLL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 8, 1935 George Schlee LLLLLL Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
March 13, 1935 Stanley Nagy W Wheeling WIN
Points
Feb. 25, 1935 Ray Eberle LWWDLD Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh LOSS
Points
Jan. 29, 1935 Johnny Birek LWLWDL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 12, 1934 Pete Leone LWL Wheeling LOSS
Corner retirement
Sept. 27, 1934 Paddy Gray WLLDLL Northside Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
Aug. 30, 1934 Bob Dorman WW Parkersburg WIN
Points
July 20, 1934 Johnny Lewis Valley Bell Park, Charleston WIN
KO