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John Conteh: The Pin-Up Boy Boxing Champ From Liverpool

In the Douglas Adams story The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the number 42 is supposed to be “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.” Adams meant it as a silly joke but the number is highly significant in British boxing history because it’s 42 years since 23 year-old John Conteh won the vacant WBC light-heavyweight title against Argentinian Jorge Ahumada in a 15-round belter of epic proportions.
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