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Old 11-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: Floyd Patterson 'The Clay - Liston Rematch, Was A Hoax'

Dan Florio (Floyd Patterson's Trainer)

We had prepared Floyd, by putting him in the ring with 'big punchers',
like Jimmy 'King' Fletcher.

Jimmy dropped Floyd a few times, and I was worried that Clay might
put Floyd away in 'One Round'.

So, I told Floyd to brace himself when he got into the ring with Clay,
so he could absorb the right hand punches better.

But Floyd came back after each round, and said Clay had no power,
and his punches were nowhere near as hard as Jimmy Fletcher's.

That's when I knew, the Clay - Liston fight was a 'hoax'.

Here, Floyd takes a 'harder right hand' than Sonny Liston took, and
Floyd was still standing.


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