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Old 11-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sonny Liston 'I Will Manage Floyd Patterson as Light-Heavyweight'

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Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
July 1963,

Sonny Liston stated the he would he would 'Manage and Promote' former Heavyweight Champion
- Floyd Patterson, if he would drop down to Light-Heavyweight, where he belongs.

Liston stated, that he had hit his sparring partners harder than Floyd in their July 1963 rematch
here in Las Vegas.

Sonny Liston, 'I really didn't hit Floyd that hard, and he went down from my set up punches. He's
not capable of fighting with big Heavyweights. If he wants, I will help him get the Championship at
Light-Heavyweight. I will glady manage him and promote him if he wants me. The offer stands.'

Watch out Senor,

Believe it or not, there is a brigade of Patterson groupies here. They aren't as large as the Ali group. but they are just as rabid.

One of them keeps posting that fear of facing Patterson drove Marciano into retirement.
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