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Old 11-16-2012, 09:44 AM   #9
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Default Re: Sonny Liston - Had To Lose In Lewiston, Maine

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Originally Posted by BillB View Post
If Clay had lost in Lewiston, the Clay-Patterson fight wouldn't have been worth anything.
The Cassius Clay vs. Floyd Patterson bout in Las Vegas.

Gross Receipts..........$5,350,000

Inter-Continental-Promotions reaped in 20%, $1,000,000 plus.

Had Sonny defeated Cassius Clay in May 1965, there was no place to go.

Sonny was also banned from fighting in Canada, so a George Chuvalo
bout was impossible.
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