Re: Ingemar Johansson 'Asks, Sonny Liston or Cassius Clay'
Both camps were trying to 'coddle' Ingemar into fighting them.
Jack Nilon offered INGO $2,000,000 to fight Sonny Liston in Baltimore.
But 'tax issues' would prevent this bout from taking place. The boys
at I-C-P tried to devise a payment structure of paying INGO a 'tax-free'
fight purse, where I-C-P would make some modifications to the fight contracts.
But soon 1963 looked to be impossible, but a bout for February 1964 looked to like
it might have a chance in several U.S. cities.
I-C-P calculated that a Sonny Liston vs. INGO bout would actually gross more than
a Liston vs. Clay bout.