This would be the battle of the jabs, as both men had superb straight lefts. Both men are two of the most complete heavyweight machines of all-time.Louis has the faster hands and the slightly better combinations, but Liston has the power, and the ringsmarts advantage, not to mention durability. This would be a chess match early on. Liston would be slightly out pointing Liston, and so Louis knowing he is behind will be more aggressive. This would allow Liston to make use of his tremendous power and body attack. Louis would be vulnerable to his famous left hook and his dynamite right hand. I see Liston grinding out a mid to late round knockout, being slightly ahead on the cards.
Sonny Liston KO 9 Joe Louis