Robert Nilon, 50% owner of I-C-P, the promotions firm who handled
the 'Fiasco in Maine', is now in control of the Cassius Clay vs. Floyd Patterson bout.
There is so much paperwork to unfold, nobody is quite clear on who
the other interested parties are.
Salvatore Avena, a New Jersey Attorney, and William Crawford (listed
as Sonny Liston's father in-law) both held intersets in I-C-P, but
both have sold their shares to Fred Brooks (Sports Vision, Inc.) and
Sam Margolis, who represented Sonny Liston, has close ties to mob interests,
also owned a portion of I-C-P.
On a lighter note, the former Champion Sonny Liston still thinks he is
an officer with I-C-P, but an associate with I-C-P said, 'We are done
with Mr. Liston.'
According to I-C-P officers, Mr. Liston has sold off all his shares, and
is no longer involved in any official business with I-C-P. Unfortunately,
Mr. Liston doesn't understand contracts. You cannot sell off all your
shares, and still think you are entitled to revenue from I-C-P.