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Billy Conn Record

Total Fights76
Title Wins3
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins15
KO Losses3
Billy Conn Record & Stats
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
“The Pittsburgh Kid”
Oct 8, 1917
May 29, 1993 (75 years)
Jul 20, 1934
Title Fights
15 (19.7%)
187 cm
184 cm
Ape Index
-3 cm
Last Fight
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Billy Conn's Record
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      What is Billy Conn's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 14 years and four months, Billy Conn fought 76 times with 64 wins, 11 losses, and 1 draw.

      Conn retired from professional boxing with a record of 64-11-1, which included three light-heavyweight world-title wins and three successful title defense fights. He had a 19.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 15 of his total 76 fights being knockout wins. Conn suffered three knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 9th round KO victory over Jackie Lyons on November 25, 1948.

      Some of Conn's best fights and notable victories include wins over six Hall-of-Famers (Mike O'Dowd, Tony Zale, Fred Apostoli, Young Corbett III, Teddy Yarosz, and Fritzie Zivic), Ira Hughes, Buddy Knox, Danny Hassett, Gus Lesnevich, Lee Savold, and Melio Bettina.

      76Nov 25, 194831Jackie LyonsWinKO9
      75Nov 15, 194831Mike O'DowdWinTKO9
      74Jun 19, 194628Joe LouisLoss *KO8
      73Feb 13, 194224Tony ZaleWinUD
      72Jan 28, 194224Jay D TurnerWinUD
      71Jan 12, 194224Henry CooperWinUD
      70Jun 18, 194123Joe LouisLoss *KO13
      69May 26, 194123Buddy KnoxWinTKO8
      68Apr 4, 194123Gunnar BärlundWinTKO8
      67Mar 5, 194123Danny HassettWinKO5
      66Feb 27, 194123Ira HughesWinTKO4
      65Nov 29, 194023Lee SavoldWinUD
      64Oct 18, 194023Al McCoyWinUD
      63Sep 6, 194022Bob PastorWinKO13
      62Jun 5, 194022Gus LesnevichWin *UD
      61Jan 10, 194022Henry CooperWinUD
      60Nov 17, 193922Gus LesnevichWin *UD
      59Sep 25, 193921Melio BettinaWin *UD
      58Aug 14, 193921Gus DorazioWinTKO8
      57Jul 15, 193921Melio BettinaWin *UD
      56May 12, 193921Solly KriegerWinUD
      55Feb 10, 193921Fred ApostoliWinUD
      54Jan 6, 193921Fred ApostoliWinUD
      53Nov 28, 193821Solly KriegerWinUD
      52Oct 27, 193821Honeyboy JonesWinPTS
      51Sep 14, 193820Ray ActisWinTKO8
      50Jul 25, 193820Teddy YaroszLossUD
      49May 10, 193820Eric SeeligWinMD
      48Apr 4, 193820Domenico CeccarelliWinPTS
      47Jan 24, 193820Honeyboy JonesWinPTS
      46Dec 16, 193720Solly KriegerLossUD
      45Nov 8, 193720Young Corbett IIIWinUD
      44Sep 30, 193719Teddy YaroszWinSD
      43Aug 13, 193719Young Corbett IIILossPTS
      42Aug 3, 193719Ralph ChongWinRTD5
      41Jun 30, 193719Teddy YaroszWinSD
      40May 27, 193719Oscar RankinsWinSD
      39May 3, 193719Vince DundeeWinUD
      38Mar 11, 193719Eddie Babe RiskoWinUD
      37Dec 28, 193619Fritzie ZivicWinSD
      36Dec 2, 193619Jimmy BrownWinTKO9
      35Oct 22, 193619Ralph ChongWinUD
      34Oct 19, 193619Charley WeiseWinUD
      33Sep 21, 193618Roscoe ManningWinTKO5
      32Sep 8, 193618Honeyboy JonesWinSD
      31Aug 10, 193618Teddy MovanWinUD
      30Jul 30, 193618Teddy MovanWinUD
      29Jun 15, 193618General BurrowsWinUD
      28Jun 3, 193618Honeyboy JonesWinPTS
      27May 27, 193618Honeyboy JonesWinUD
      26May 19, 193618Dick AmbroseWinSD
      25Apr 27, 193618General BurrowsWinPTS
      24Apr 13, 193618Steve NickleashWinUD
      23Mar 16, 193618Steve NickleashWinUD
      22Feb 17, 193618Louis CookWinUD
      21Feb 3, 193618Louis CookWinUD
      20Jan 27, 193618Johnny YurciniWinTKO4
      19Nov 18, 193518Steve WaltersWinPTS
      18Oct 14, 193518Teddy MovanDrawPTS
      17Oct 7, 193517Johnny YurciniWinPTS
      16Sep 10, 193517Johnny YurciniWinPTS
      15Sep 9, 193517George LigginsWinUD
      14Aug 19, 193517Teddy MovanLossSD
      13Jul 29, 193517Ray EberleWinUD
      12Jul 9, 193517Teddy MovanLossPTS
      11Jun 10, 193517Ralph GizzyLossPTS
      10Jun 3, 193517Ray EberleWinSD
      9Apr 25, 193517Ralph GizzyLossUD
      8Apr 8, 193517George SchleeWinKO2
      7Mar 13, 193517Stanley NagyWinPTS
      6Feb 25, 193517Ray EberleLossPTS
      5Jan 29, 193517Johnny BirekWinSD
      4Nov 12, 193417Pete LeoneLossRTD3
      3Sep 27, 193416Paddy GrayWinPTS
      2Aug 30, 193416Bob DormanWinPTS
      1Jul 20, 193416Johnny LewisWinKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Billy Conn (The Pittsburgh Kid) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. on October 8, 1917. He was a light-heavyweight world champion. He died on May 29, 1993 at the age of 75 years. Conn was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990. His professional boxing career spanned more than 14 years — from 1934 to 1948.

      Conn made his professional boxing debut against Johnny Lewis at the age of 16 on July 20, 1934, defeating Lewis via 3rd round KO. He went on to win 2 more consecutive fights after the debut.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on July 15, 1939 after 56 professional fights, against Melio Bettina for the light-heavyweight NBA (vacant), NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Bettina via 15 round unanimous decision to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      Conn won one world title at light-heavyweight. For all the details about Conn's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Conn had a total of 11 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Jackie Lyons at 31 years of age, on November 25, 1948. Conn won the fight via 9th round KO.


      Conn had a total of six world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and three successful title defenses. He won four of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Billy Conn fought for a light-heavyweight world title in three fights and won once. He won one light-heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 15, 1939Melio BettinaLight-heavyweightNBA*, NYSAC, The RingUD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Billy Conn had three light-heavyweight world-title defense fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jun 5, 1940Gus LesnevichLight-heavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Nov 17, 1939Gus LesnevichLight-heavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Sep 25, 1939Melio BettinaLight-heavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD


      Conn fought a total of 76 times during his professional career, which includes 6 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was well-decorated, but his peformances were rather underwhelming. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 15, 1939: Conn wins his first world titles by defeating Melio Bettina via 15 round unanimous decision. He is now the NBA , NYSAC, and The Ring light-heavyweight world champion.

      • February 13, 1942: Billy Conn beats Tony Zale via 12th round unanimous decision.


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