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Old 07-23-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: Nov 16 1964 The Hernia Fight

Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
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.
Oh yeah, I said the venue would have been better.
The sad fact is no one wantedthe fight.

After the first farce in Miami, I don't blame them.
And they turned out to be right. I pity anyone who bought a ticket to the thing that occurred in Lewiston, Maine.
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