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Joe Louis boxing victory...

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June 19, 1941

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1941

* Joe Louis - Brown Bomber
* Billy Conn
* Heavyweight boxing title fight

This 46 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "LOUIS, NEAR DEFEAT, STOPS CONN IN 13TH AND RETAINS CROWN", "Bomber Suddenly Turns Tide, Hammering Foe to Floor With Furious Attack" and more. Much more in the sport's section including a banner headline and photos. See photos for some content.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in great 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