Re: Sonny Liston 'I Will Manage Floyd Patterson as Light-Heavyweight'
I've always been weary of the Smaller Heavyweights dropping down in weight after being a HW for so long. They just aren't used to the speed and head movement/movement that the lighter weights have.
Perfect example is Chris Byrd. He thrived off making the bigger slower fighters miss him with his movement, drops down to Light Heavyweight and gets destroyed by a very quick fighter that he was not used to seeing. I strongly discourage small Hw's from going too far down in weight after being in the weight class for so long. Cruiser weight is fine.