03-25-2012, 02:20 PM
East Side Guru
Join Date: Jan 2008
Re: Muhammad Ali's management VERY SMART
Originally Posted by Senor Pepe'
You know that sparring session with Ingemar Johansson was part
of a publicity photo session.
It was 100% staged for the local television stations.
The 'staged' sparring session took place in Miami Beach, a couple of days before a young Cassius Clay
was to fight Donnie Fleeman at the Auditorium (Tuesday, February 21, 1961).
Ingo also sparred with undefeated Miami Beach Light-heavyweight Otha Brown, in another
staged sparrring session.
The 'stock footage' was distributed to the local Television Stations to help stir up interest in the fight.
It was nothing more than a 'promotional tool'.
A few weeks later (March 13, 1961) Ingo took on Floyd Patterson at Convention Hall for the Heavyweight
Championship, in their 3rd bout together.
Seems like you and me have had this discussion before. I do think I know you.