From 1942-1948 Willie Pep was the Featherweight Champion of the World. The year of 1948-1949 Sandy Saddler reigned as the division titleholder. Pep came back to take over the title the year of 1949-1950, then it was Saddler again from 1950-1957. Schenectady’s Petey Virgin, a gutsy little fighter, was set to fight Pep for the title one year, but the bout never came to fruition. I’ve been told that Pep felt Virgin was a dirty fighter.