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Old 11-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Sonny Liston 'All Things About Sonny Boy'

Lewiston, Maine 'Talked Into Taking the Heavyweight Championsip'

Governer - John H. Reed
Mayor of Lewiston, Maine - Robert T. Couturier (The youngest mayor in America at age 24 years-old)
Boxing Commissioner - George Russo (A meat-packing man by trade)

I-C-P President Robert Nilon and Fred Brooks of Sports Vision, Inc (Closed Circuit operator)
convinced the State of Maine Officials that if they took the Heavyweight Bout
between Clay and Liston, they would put Lewiston, Maine on the map, and as
the new Capitol of Heavyweight Championships.

They even convinced the gullible officials, that they would get the next Heavyweight
Championship bout, if they took this one.

Of course, the Morons of Maine never drew up a contract stating that.

Instead, they became the 'Joke of the Boxing World'.
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