February 26, 1962
Billy Stephan, the 27 year-old 'Power-Pack' Heavyweight from
St. Louis, Missouri is ready for Cassius Clay.
Billy, who just defeated (TKO 9) Kirk Barrow at the Kezar Pavillion
is ready for Cassius.
The 5' 10" 182 lb. - 'hard-banging' Missourian, is now 16-2-1 (10 KO's).
Billy Stephan, 'Kirk Barrow was promised the next bout with Cassius,
if he beat me. But I beat him, and upset the 'apple cart'. That makes
me 'next in-line'. I know Cassius doesn't want to get in the ring me,
because I'm so much prettier than him'.
Billy Stephan (left) and Ralph Dupas (right)