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Old 07-23-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: Nov 16 1964 The Hernia Fight

Originally Posted by Legend X View Post
I've always found it odd that such a fit and beautiful young specimen (as Ali was at that time) would be afflicted with a hernia.

Boston would have been a better venue than Lewiston, Maine though.
Not Really Legend X,

As of Friday, November 13th - the pre-fight 'ticket sales' before the Monday Night
on November 16, 1964 bout were 'pathetic, as less than 2000 tickets had been purchased.

Also, the 'closed circuit' operations were reporting 'dismal ticket purchases, leading the
promoter (Fred Barnes) to question 'out loud' whether the fight between Cassius Clay and
Sonny Liston II was really worth it.
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