Originally Posted by SuzieQ49
Williams was the most feared man of that era. Satterfield beat a 19 year old last minute substitute version of Williams in 1954. The prime 1960 grown man version of cleveland williams would have slaughtered any version of satterfield. Liston also took on the highly regarded punchers Mike DeJohn, and Nino Valdes.
I dont know why he was so feared except for his excellent body, what was the win in between his loss to Satterfield and his loss to Liston that made Big Cat so feared.
Dejohn was also KO'd by Zora Folley and Eddie Machen in a 2 year period after the Liston KO of him.
Charlie Powell KO'd the 1959 version of Nino Valdes 5 months earlier than Liston