Rainer, I'm not stating this towards you per say, I'm stating generally how I look into to things and further engage with people, all people. I have also stated I too would choose Conn, but this pairing with Mills could have happened in the early 40s, I said nothing about after that date for the two meeting. you are overlooking one point though, and it is a very big and valuable one - Zale... he did run Conn a good fight , which he wouldn't have had the same success against the rugged, durable, wild Mills. That is a valid indicator between the two, Conn & Mills. again Freddie's battles with the Bigmen only further reiterates that Zale would have little chance with Mills and a much easier affair with Conn, like he did. so even though I agree with a Conn victory, I don't agree that it is an easy night for Billy. as I stated TOP Fifgters are not miles apart, and to suggest that Conn is over the likes of a Mills or Lesnevich, is not only silly, but a blatant duck on your part, by not recognizing that the MW Zale swam with Conn. so a Mills, Lesnevich and other Top L-HWs of that period would have too, that's all. I take a more poised look at fighters careers, by trying to look at all the facts & circumstances surrounding them all. I am not swayed by Hype, Ownership and Corruption won favour or protection. this is how I view Boxing History and Facts about fighters and with everyone. at any given time in boxing History any number of the TOP 30 Men in any division, given their chance and on their best night could have held a world title, the real exceptions, like a Greb or Louis or Pep or Armstrong or Tyson or Floyd, they are the minority, not the main, and even they have their critics and weaknesses. for me it's GREATS/Greats/greats with very little between them.