Thursday, August 7, 2008

Boxer Willie Pep Won a Round Without Throwing a Punch

6 August 2008

Could Pep have won a round without landing a single punch?

By Don Stradley
Special to

In Willie Pep's later years, he was known to carry a folded newspaper article in his wallet. The article was about his 1946 fight with Jackie Graves, the one in which Pep allegedly won a round without throwing a punch. [...]

Some skeptics have alleged that the newspaper article was actually typed by Pep himself; others say it was a copy of a story written by the man responsible for creating the myth, St. Paul sports writer Don Riley. [...]