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Old 11-13-2012, 03:44 PM   #31
Lord Tywin
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Default Re: Sonny Liston 'I Will Manage Floyd Patterson as Light-Heavyweight'

All you have to do is look at the numbers to realize what a bonehead idea it is:

Willie Pastrano made $58,000 fighting Peralta. The fight lost money. Patterson made nearly that much fighting complete non-entity Santo Amonti.

Harold Johnson recieved $37,000 to defend against Pastrano who recieved his largest purse to date at $21,500

In losing to Torres Pastrano got over $100,000 but only after Torres agreed to almost nothing just to get a title shot and because it was part a big promotional double main event with Emile Griffith.

The month before Patterson made $170,000 for a non-title fight with Chuvalo.

The numbers speak for themselves there just wasnt enough money in the light heavyweight division.
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