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Old 04-18-2012, 08:42 AM   #23
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Ali - Liston II "Pre-Fight Info'

Was there any benefit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,for Sonny Liston to win that fight.

He actually made more money for losing the fight.

A) His Corporation had the promotional rights for Muhammad Ali's next fight.

B) If Sonny had won the bout, there were no State Boxing Commissions other
than Maine and Kentucky who would sanction the bout.

C) Las Vegas wanted the next Heavyweight Championship bout, as long as
Sonny Liston was not involved. He couldn't fight there, because he had his Boxing License revoked.
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