The boxer who knocked himself out

According to boxing lore, back in the 1930s C.D. "Bigboy" Blalock of Louisiana State University managed to accidentally knock himself out, with his own punch.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Feb 12, 1973

I've managed to confirm that C.D. Blalock was, in fact, a boxer on the LSU team (see clipping below). Apparently he was the heavyweight champion of the southeastern conference in 1934. But I can't find any contemporary coverage of his self-knockout. Which seems odd. I would have thought the press would have given something like that plenty of coverage.

Alexandria Daily Town Talk - Apr 2, 1932

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 26, 2023
     Category: Sports | 1930s

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