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Old 10-07-2012, 06:05 AM   #217
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Default Re: Rocky Marciano vs. Sonny Liston

Originally Posted by Bummy Davis View Post
Mee, Tosches nor Steen, probably all 3 sit down to pee, and would all be in fear and awe of the Liston legend or they would not have had the fascination to write a book about the man, I would not expect them to say he quit when the going got tough fighter who had heart and courage and the most power Liston ever faced.
I think that's more than a little unfair. You obviously haven't read these books, so dismissing the writers as bias is an incredible thing to do. In fact, you are probably right about Tosches - who says Liston did not quit dog - but I think you are being extremely harsh on Mee and Steen. Theses guys are legitimate journalists who do not find "for" Liston in some biased wrap-up, but just don't pass direct comment - they understand that the fight is circumstances are too complex for that. IMO, a serious investigation of the fights should only allow that concusion to be drawn.

you say he did not quit against Ali
No. I do not say that. But I acknowledge the possibility.
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