Name: Billy Conn
Alias: Pittsburgh Kid
Birth Name: William David Conn
Birthplace: East Liberty, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1993-05-29 (Age:75)
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6′ 1½″ / 187cm
Reach: 72½″ / 184cm
Boxing Record: click
Manager: Johnny Ray
Hall of Fame boxer who was the Light Heavyweight Champion from 1939-41. His fight with Joe Louis on June 18, 1941 at the Polo Grounds in NYC was one the greatest fights of the century. Conn, outweighed by more than 25 pounds came within two rounds of dethroning Louis. He was ahead on the scorecards of two of the officials and even on the third, when in the 13th round, overconfident, he decided to slug it out with the "Brown Bomber." He ran into a left hook and then a hard right by Louis and was counted out by the referee with only 2 seconds left in the round. Conn's career ring record was 64 wins 12 loses and 1 draw. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
- "Greatest Hits" Film
- Named The Ring Fighter of the Year for 1940.
- Starred in the movie, The Pittsburgh Kid.
- Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1981.
- Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
- The Associated Press named Conn the 2nd greatest light heavyweight of the 20th century.
| World Light Heavyweight Champion
1939 Jul 13 – 1940 Jun 5