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Old 11-16-2012, 10:23 AM   #14
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Default Re: Sonny Liston - Had To Lose In Lewiston, Maine

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

That's without even watching it.
The only 'big money' name out there was Floyd Patterson.

And Las Vegas would never have sanctioned a Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson III bout.

Plus, Sonny's contracts were all under scrutiny. He was done in the
United States, and all other countries with a Boxing Commission.

The only reason it got to Lewiston, Maine - is beacuse they were
desperate for anything, and William Faversham Jr. had connections up there.
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