History | Sep 19 2016

On This Day: Defensive genius Willie Pep was born in 1922

Tris Dixon celebrates the life of Willie Pep, one of the greatest fighters of all-time
Willie Pep

THE myth is that Willie Pep, the great featherweight, once won a round without throwing a punch.

It was false, unfortunately, but it tells you instantly how highly thought of his masterful defensive skills were for such a tale to have become lore over the years.

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