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Old 07-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #11
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Nov 16 1964 The Hernia Fight

The complete fight card for the Monday Night - November 16, 1964 at the Boston Garden
was cancelled.

Both fighters - Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston were reimbursued for 'training expenses',
and the promoter 'Fred Barnes' was covered for losses by a 'insurance loss policy'.

Later, a Fred Barnes Promotion representative said that the cancellation of the bout
was 'the best thing that could have happened', otherwise the fight promotion would
have taken 'the proverbial bath'.

The box office ticket sales were dismal, and the closed circuit theatre managers were
reporting minimal 'early ticket purchases'.

In other words, nobody cared about the Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston II 'rematch'.

Soon after, Boston District Attorney - Garrett H. Byrne started to investigate deeply into this
fight promotion. What he discovered, was disturbing, as multiple contracts and numerous
agreements in back-room dealings were uncovered, leading all the way back to the original
fight in Miami Beach in February 1964.

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