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Old 10-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #21
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Default Re: 'Compassionate Cassius Clay, To Give Big Cat A Chance'

As i recall, Cleve had said some dismissive things about Clay and a possible match, before Clay had beat Liston, Probably Circa the Doug Jones Fight, and i dont think Clay/Ali had forgotten these verbal sleights, however any thoughts of leaving these feelings in the past were probably sunk by Cleve's Manager Hugh Benbow's equally dismissive rhetoric before the fight, stateing that Cleve would "Run Clay right out of the ring..." if that wasnt calculated to stoke Ali's fires, Hughs and probably Cleve's refferals to him as Clay, probably did... of course Mr Terrell opened up a whole new can of Spite next time up.
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