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Old 11-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default Floyd Patterson 'The Clay - Liston Rematch, Was A Hoax'

Floyd Patterson,

November 23, 1965

After just going 12 Rounds with Cassius Clay in Las Vegas, and nursing
a 'bad back', the former two-time Heavyweight Champion and now #1
Heavyweight reflected on the Cassius Clay - Sonny Liston rematch in
Lewiston, Maine.

'There is no way, that Cassius could have knocked Sonny out with that
one-punch. Cassius just doesn't punch that hard. I took his best punches
full force, and with a bad back. They did sting, but they didn't hurt.'

'Not once, was I hurt from the force of a single-punch. Eleven and half
rounds, and I never was dazed or staggered. For Sonny to fall from that
single-punch, it had to a 'hoax', a trick that was played upon the public.'
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