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Old 11-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
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Default Re: Sonny Liston vs. Nino Valdes 'The Chicago Test'

Mr. Un,

March 4, 1959

Nino Valdes was 'upset' {L TKO 8} by 4-1 Underdog - Charley Powell in Miami Beach.

34 year-old - Nino, who was riding '12' wins in '13 bouts' was supposedly 'one fight'
away from a Heavyweight Championship bout.

Nino came in at a flabby 224 lbs., and was not in top shape. 26 year-old - Charley Powell
with a record of 19-3-2 (12 KO's) was supposed to be a good work out for Nino, nothing more.

Nino fought very fast-paced, and by Round 6 was 'sucking wind'. Charley Powell scored
'3-knockdowns' over an exhausted and extremely tired Valdes in Round 8. Nino got up
after the 'third knockdown' but he was so tired, he nearly fell over.

8-months later (November 6, 1959), Charley lasted about 1-Minute against Mike DeJohn.
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