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Old 08-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #32
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Default Re: Amos Johnson 'How I Beat Cassius Clay'

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Originally Posted by TED 822 View Post
Thanks,Senor Pepe,for details of the Henry Cooper fight.Fascinating stuff,great era.
TEC 882,,,,,,

You Are Welcome Sir,

Fact;

Cassius Clay 'jerked' 'Atom Amos' Johnson around in May 1966.

Amos Johnson, 'Clay promised me as soon as I was ranked in the Top 10, he
would fight me. I smeared Cooper last year, and now I'm ranked #5 by Ring Magazine.
He has to fight me.'

'Atom Amos" (#7 WBA Heavyweight and #5 Ring Magazine) unable to secure a 'deserved'
Heavyeight Championship bout, hooked up as a sparring partner for 'comebacking' Sonny Liston
in the May and June 1966, when Sonny went to Stockholm, Sweden to fight.

'Atom Amos' helped Sonny prepare for 'southpaw' German Heavyweight
Gerhard Zech (Sonny fought Zech on July 1, 1966).

None of the Top American Heavyweights wanted to fight 'Atom Amos'
in 1966, because he was tough, and could make anybody look bad with his
'southpaw stance'.

While in Scandanavia, 'Atom Amos' got a late-call to fight 'British Heavyweight'
Brian London in his hometown of Liverpool, United Kingdom on June 21, 1966.

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