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Old 06-25-2007, 08:48 AM   #27
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Default Re: Gene Tunney v Joe Louis

Originally Posted by Duodenum
I don't consider the first Conn match as readily as many, because of Joe's decision to listen to reporters instead of Blackburn concerning his weight.
It seems that every time Louis messed up it was through not listening to Blackburn. Blackburn warned him-

Not to take Schmeling lightly because he could counter him with an overhand right.

To watch out for Tony Galento's left hook while stepping in.

Not to dehydrate himself in the ryun up to the Conn fight.
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