11-18-2012, 12:42 PM
East Side Guru
Join Date: Dec 2005
Re: Sonny Liston 'All Things About Sonny Boy'
Originally Posted by Senor Pepe'
Dr. Lester Rassin,
The prominent orthopedic surgeon, who was one the '8' specialsts who
examined Sonny Liston on February 26, 1964 - the day after his bout
with Cassius Clay on February 25th.
Dr. Lester Rassin had no idea of what Charles 'Sonny' Liston's correct age
was, because he had no documentation.
As per his examination, he estimated that Sonny's age was 41, based upon
muscle and tendon deterioration.
The listed age was 31, but the logical age was 41. - Dr. Lester Rassin discussed
this with his associate during the examination, and there was a great variance
between facts, as the decay in his body was obviously at a more advanced age
What Dr. Lester Rassin diagnosed, was a severely torn muscle, that may or may not
have prevented Sonny from lifting his left arm higher than the level of his shoulder/arm
Sonny was no older than 34 in September 1964. That's pretty much established.