Re: Sonny Liston - Had To Lose In Lewiston, Maine
I believe the investigations were about looking into details of money exchanging hands, which there was none.
And if a legitimate punch was thrown, and landed, which there obviously was in both cases.
Sonny did get hit by a punch, but was it powerful enough to floor him, and keep him down for '17' seconds.
No one will ever know.
A) Cassius Clay had never shown that kind of power before.
B) Sonny Liston never showed that kind of weakness, of not being able absorb a heavy blow.
C) Was that the hardest punch Cassius could have delivered.
D) Had Sonny Liston taken harder punches before.
All fairly simple questions to come up with logical answers for.