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He was born on October 4, 1890 in Platania, Calabria, Italy as Francesco Conte. He became the bantamweight boxing champion of the world when he knocked out Monte Attell in 42 rounds on February 22, 1910.
- "Frankie Conley". New York Times. August 22, 1952. Retrieved 2015-04-18.
Frankie Conley, a claimant to the world bantamweight boxing title, more than four ago, died here this morning ...
- "Wisconsin's original iron man". OnMilwaukee. September 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
Born 120 years ago Oct. 4, Conley was a physical phenomenon if not a genuine freak of nature who was recognized as the bantamweight boxing champion of the world after he knocked out Monte Attell in 42 rounds on Feb. 22, 1910. Forty-two rounds.
- "Joe Rivers Gives Wisconsin Lad Severe Beating in California.". New York Times. January 2, 1912. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
Joe Rivers of Los Angeles knocked out Frankie Conley