History | Nov 23 2018

Farewell to Willie Pep, a magical boxer

Claude Abrams pays tribute to master pugilist Willie Pep
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THERE’S a myth that Willie Pep, the majestic former world featherweight champ who died on November 23, 2006, once won a round without throwing a punch.

Of course, everyone believed it to be true because, defensively, Pep was a genius and one of the quickest boxers ever.

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