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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Down and out

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DOWN AND OUT: Single prints containing a series of images are common in THE RING photo archives and typically tell the story of an important moment. Here, we see the demise of Billy Conn in his first fight against Joe Louis in 1941. Conn was winning until he became overly aggressive and was stopped in the 13th round. Here is how the editors described the series: “Here’s the magic eye camera story of the end of Billy Conn’s gallant bid in New York, June 18, for the heavyweight crown of Joe Louis, beginning in the 13th round (top left) with the champion lashing at the challenger (right) with a series of rights, and ending (lower right) with referee Eddie Josephs wrapping his arms about the battered Conn after the count had been completed.” Click the image for a larger version.

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