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Old 11-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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Default Re: Sonny Liston - Had To Lose In Lewiston, Maine

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Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
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.
It doesn't take a genius to see that Clay-Liston II was screaming for a fix.

That's without even watching it.
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