Originally Posted by MrBumboclart
Liston hit just as hard as Foreman but was sharper and more accurate. He made better use of his power. He wouldn't swing like George so he'd find the target easier and quicker. The fact Lyle was clocked so many damn times shows he didn't have a great defense.
Liston also has a granite jaw. I doubt Lyle hit as hard as Cleveland Williams who hammered Liston twice without shaking him, before being stopped.
Liston is a more effective George Foreman with similar natural skills. He does what George does but a lot cleaner and in a much more one-sided fight. However Liston wasn't as keen to kill - he was more laid back and picked his shots. It's a painful night for Lyle who had no advantage at all in this fight.
TKO6 Sonny Liston
The posters have called it right .Lyle is a mere facsimile of Liston and has no advantages that I can see.