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Old 08-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #16
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Amos Johnson 'How I Beat Cassius Clay'

Between January 1960 and March 1961,

'Atom Amos' Johnson was bouncing between Chicago, Illinois and Stockton, California -
piling up some good wins, enroute to a 7-1-1 (3 KO's) record.

On March 7, 1961 - in Stockton, California - 'Atom Amos' Johnson scored a TKO 7
over Willie Gill in a scheduled 10-Rounder.

After receiving a paltry $42 for a 10-Round bout, 'Atom Amos' Johnson decided to
return to the U.S. Military.

His record at the time, 8-1-1 (4 KO's).

By March 1961, the 22 year-old, 6' 1" 183 lb. U.S. Marine/Professional Boxer
re-entered the U.S. Military, to 'ask not what your country can do for you, but
what you can do for your country'.

Later 'Atom Amos' Johnson said, " I guess Cassius Clay didn't understand that statement.'

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