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Old 11-19-2012, 04:34 PM   #35
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Default Re: Did Folley take the fall against Ali?

Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post

That loss by Zora Folley (rematch with Doug Jones) actually knocked
Zora out of a rematch with Sonny Liston in late-1963 for the
Heavyweight Championship.

Zora was on the list, along with Ingemar Johansson for possible late-1963
challengers, after Sonny and Floyd fulfilled their rematch contract.

Zora, ran a streak of bad luck.
Zora didn't have the punch, chin or strength for Liston. It would be a repeat.

Jones had a great streak there, with his fights with Folley and Clay. But he took too much punishment in them, seems to never been the same afterwards.
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