Re: Sonny Liston vs. Nino Valdes 'The Chicago Test'
The night before the bout,
Pep Barrone, Sonny Liston's Manager,
'I can't get my boy anywhere. Zora Folley won't fight him. I even suggested that Floyd Patterson
and Sonny fight for the American Heavyweight Championship.'
'The current Heavyweight Champion - Ingemar Johansson, he doesn't want to defend his Title,
he wants to be a Playboy. Nobody wants to fight my boy'.
Bobby Gleason, Nino Valdes' Manager,
'If they think my guy came here to lose, then they're looking at the wrong opponent. That's what
Pat McMurty thought, and Nino took him down in the 1st-Round.'
'Sonny better be ready, because Nino has the best left hand in the Heavyweight Division. Nino is
the Underdog, but I dont look at the 6-1 odds, as one-punch can change anything. When you have
two big guys who weigh 210 lbs. fighting, anything can happen.'