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Old 11-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Sonny Liston 'All Things About Sonny Boy'

On May 3rd, 1965, in setting up a boxing ring at Sonny Liston's training camp at
the Towers Inn in Dedham, Massachusetts.

The original ring was a 15' x 15' square.

Trainer - Willie Reddish had it changed to a 12' x 12' ring, which he thought would
help give Sonny confidence in cutting off the ring, as well as catching an elusive
opponent, as Sonny looked clumsy in the bigger ring, causing him to doubt his
fading abilities.

Sonny thought that the bout in the Boston Garden would be held in a 16' x 16' ring.

But, when the venue was changed to Lewiston, Maine - the ring was a 20' x 20' square,
something Sonny wasn't even aware of.

It didn't matter anyway.

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