Re: Sonny Liston '13-10' Favorite Over Cassius Clay For Rematch
May 24, 1965
Amidts rumors that a group of Black Muslims have invaded Lewiston, Maine -
to take out either fighter have been reported.
Both camps have taken precautions, as the Champion - Cassius Clay has
a round-the-clock security force at his motel, as well as State Troopers and Lewiston City Police
following his every move.
The Challenger - Sonny Liston, has two armed guards with him at all times, and also
has two ex-FBI Agents as part of his security detail.
A spokesman for Fred Brooks (promoter) stated, that both fighters are well-protected,
and nobody can get access to the men without going through a security check.
Asked about some well-dressed Black Muslims reaching either of the fighters, was
laughed off by the promoter as some kind of 'hoax'.