Originally Posted by Lord Tywin
People today forget that Machen was fighting with one hand. His other hand was injured. Take that into account and what Machen did was truly impressive.
Getting eaked out by Liston while fighting one handed. Not bad at all
It was his fearless attitude that impressed me the most. he didn't cower in fear vs Liston,...on the contrary, he taunted him throughout the fight and even after the fight. he just made up his mind that Sonny wasn't going to knock him out. If he were a bit bigger, he may have pulled off the upset, ala Clay/Ali.