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Old 08-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #39
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Default Re: Amos Johnson 'How I Beat Cassius Clay'

Friday Night - August 19, 1966

Hya Ullevi - Stockholm, Sweden

'Atom Amos' Johnson, the 27 1/2 year-old southpaw Heavyweight,
at 22-4-2 (11 KO's) after his 'controversial' DQ loss to Brain London
in the United Kingdom, ventures north to Sweden, to face comebacking
former Heavyweight Champion - Sonny Liston 36-3-0 (26 KO's).

Heavyweight Champion - Cassius Clay, who took the easier road, and
faced Brain London on August 6, 1966 in London, agrees to fight
'Atom Amos' Johnson 'next' - if he can defeat the former Champion.

The 6' 1" 200 lb. Johnson, is the only fighter around, who is willing to
fight Sonny Liston. 'Atom Amos' belives his southpaw stance, and
quick-fisted boxing style, will be enough to confuse the slow-moving
39 year-old Liston.

A 'win' for Amos Johnson, will guarantee him a Title shot versus Cassius
Clay or Ernie Terrell.

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