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Item # 555641
June 19, 1941
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1941
* Joe Louis - Brown Bomber
* Billy Conn
* Heavyweight boxing title fight (printed during the fight)
This 46 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:
* LOUIS-CONN FIGHT ATTRACTS 50,000 TO POLO GROUNDS
* Bomber, Making 18th Defense of Heavyweight Laurels, faces Pittsburgher
* CROWD SLOW IN ARRIVING
and more. Much more inside including banner headline and photos.
Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.
wikipedia notes: His fight with world light heavyweight champion Billy Conn. Conn, smaller than Louis, said that he planned to "hit and run," prompting Louis's famous response, "He can run, but he can't hide." After 12 rounds, Conn was ahead on points, only to be knocked out by Louis in the 13th round.
Category: The 20th Century