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Old 11-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sonny Liston - Had To Lose In Lewiston, Maine

Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post

1) Every boxing commission in the United States had already banned him,
except for the State of Maine.
So what? That doesn't mean he "has to lose".

2) Even if he had won, there was no place he could have defended his
How about Maine? Failing that, how about Sweden, where he fought his next fight anyway?

3) Even in Europe, he would not have been able to get a bout with a
decent Challenger.
Based upon what? To be clear, you think that NOBODY IN THE WORLD would be willing to fight against the HW champion of the world in Europe or Canada?
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