Originally Posted by Suh4il
Destruction in the first round by Liston - I remember reading somewhere that Cooper's manager made sure that they avoided Liston completely - he even said "We don't even want to meet Liston walking down the same street."
I don't remember where I read that either, but I wiki'd it: Henry Cooper
said that if Cassius Clay won, he was interested in a title fight, but if Liston won, he was not going to get in the ring with him. Cooper's manager Jim Wicks said, "We don't even want to meet Liston walking down the same street."