Originally Posted by shommel
it seems that sonny has an edge on almost every opponent we put him against so how about sonny vs jack johnson both prime and johnson is not in there to play. he is focused and ready to compete to take sonny out in how ever many rounds it takes it..so whats the verdict sonny or jack? why and how and how long?
Johnson who was at his best up close had trouble with good jabbers and power hitters. To get up close Johnson would have to get past Liston's jab. I don't see it. And if Johnson gets up close he puts himself in the danger zone of Liston bombs.
Liston could fight inside or out, and had a very dangerous arsenal of hooks, jabs, crosses, and uppercuts. Those who engaged Liston in close quarters did not last long. For a power hitter, Liston was rather technical. Even on defense. Liston via KO, perhaps early if Johnson doesn't run.