Re: Sonny Liston - Had To Lose In Lewiston, Maine
Nobody knows how 'hard' Sonny Liston trained for the May 17, 1965 bout.
He could have been informed 'to prepare' like there was a real fight to put on.
Maybe, quite possibly, Sonny was 'in the dark' for awhile, until Robert Nilon dropped
the orders on him.
When Sonny weighed in for his first training session up in Dedham, Mass on
May 3rd, he weighed in at 222 lbs.
Sonny was at a trim 210 lbs. back on November 15, 1964.
Many of his sparring sessions were closed to the public, and only a handful were
viewed by approximately 50 persons at a time, while up in Dedham, Mass. and
Poland Spring House in Maine.
Not sure on where a Sonny Liston Championship Defense would have been held if
he had regained the Title over Cassius Clay up in Lewiston, Maine.
Try nowhere. I-C-P (Robert Nilon) would have had no place to stage it. Not on the
Planet Earth anyway.